The wedding ceremony over Fitzsimmons Creek at the Nicklaus North golf course.
Selma came from London and Miho from Dubrovnik, Croatia, for their 12/12/12 Whistler wedding. Just to do something that we don’t see that often, they wore traditional Indian wedding clothes. In Selma’s case, it was a beautiful wrapped Sari. While it wasn’t that cold out, Selma’s sari was definitely a garment far more suited to the steamy sub-continent than Canada in the winter, and it was pretty amazing that she was able to stay outside for as long as she did.
While Marjory from Funky Diva was helping Selma into her sari (neither of them had ever worn one before, and all Selma had was a set of instructions from her mother on how to wrap it), I grabbed Miho for a couple of photos around the Whistler Village.
A big part of the day was a sleigh ride around the Nicklaus North golf course with Blackcomb Sleigh Rides, which was a lot of fun. This is Goliath the Percheron draft horse that pulled the sleigh, who has to be the biggest horse I’ve ever seen.
We finished up after the wedding with some shots along the shore of Green Lake. After a couple of weeks of cloudy and snowy weather, we got a beautiful 12/12/12 sunny day. It was still really cold so we had to hurry before Selma got too cold.
A cool and easy way to get a bit of a soft focus effect that I used on the last photos here is to find a bush about 3/4’s of the distance between you and the subject, and shoot through it. I moved around a bit until I found a bit of a tunnel so that Selma and Miho would be sharp, but the soft edges of the image are the out of focus branches of the bush.
Camera: Nikon D3 and D700
Lenses: Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8, Nikon AF-S 28-70mm 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.