Michelle and James are from the Cayman Islands, but originally from Canada, and decided to have a Whistler Edgewater Lodge wedding. The wedding planning was done by my old friend Linda Marshall at Whistler Wedding Planners.
Michelle gets a final shot of hair spray from the stylist before she gets into the dress.
Everyone was a photographer this day.
There was a great looking thunder storm in the background, which along with the sun we got on the lodge, made for a pretty impressive background for the wedding.
I love the garden’s around the Edgewater Lodge. This is the kitchen’s herb garden in the background.
There’s a great old barn at the Edgewater left over from when they ran horse and carriage rides there in the winter. I’d never been there before for photos, so we decided to give it a try. There was a cool looking meadow (first photo), this old barn, and giant sized cedar tree trunk.
Michelle had some ideas for a thank you card she got of a Pinterest page. I have to admit, I think they turned out pretty well.
I did a workshop on commercial photography in Vancouver the week after this wedding, and decided to try a couple of ideas I had for Photoshop processing. On the first photo, I added both yellow and blue to the photo to give it that fashion-y look, and with the photo in front of the cedar tree, shrank the dynamic range down about 20% on each side of the histogram, giving it kind of flat, again, very fashion styled shot.
Most of the portraits were shot with a flash unit mounted inside a small soft box. You really see it in the barn, but the photo at the cedar trunk is also lit, but very subtly. Otherwise, the shadows would have been overwhelming.
Cameras: Nikon D3 x 2
Lenses: Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8
Lighting: Nikon SB-900 flash, SU-800 controller, and a small softbox on a light stand.