“Weddings are My Favorite” said my fifteen year old daughter Kinsey who attended her first wedding by my side while I assumed my photographer duties. She also turned out to be a great assistant. It’s hard to believe she’s fifteen and this is only the first wedding she’s has attended. As weddings go, it was a beautiful crisp spring day in Florida and a most wonderful day. But first, I would like to say Congratulations to Jeremy and Renae Marsh on their wedding March 8, 2014 and thank you for the opportunity to be your wedding photographer.
The beautiful Bride, Renae started her day at Meena’s in Tallahassee for Makeup and hair. I would like to say a personal thank you to the staff at Meena’s for tolerating our photographer entourage. It gets a little cramped with two photographers and a videographer. We are always conscious and try not disrupt normal business of the locations we visit as much as possible and the staff was more than accommodating. We were able to get lot of shots while Kelle was fashioning the brides hair.
It always amazes me how much all the ladies go through to look fabulous for special days. Lots of sitting and patiently waiting while your hair is transformed into an arrangement fit for a princess. After about forty-five minutes of hair preparation it was on to makeup. The makeup artist, Gwen, began working her magic to start bringing it all together. What a beautiful job as you can see here.
On to the big event set at Danny and Frankie Millers beautiful lakeside home on the north side of lake Talquin. Thanks to the Millers for all their hard work to prepare their home and grounds for this amazing setting.
After arrival and getting a few shots of the grounds it was on to getting ready and it’s always a delight to capture.
We often get some of the most intimate of moments at these times especially between the bride and her parents.
The most difficult of lighting situations is the harsh midday sun. We met the challenge with shade provided by a large oak tree and flash of course. We were able to capture some beautiful portraits before the ceremony. An outdoor ceremony always provides a good challenge as well. Once you’ve picked the spot there is no control of sunlight at that point and no one wants constant flashes going off and breaking the rhythm of the tender atmosphere. Fortunately most of the ceremony and the Bride and Groom were under somewhat predictable shade which made for some beautiful shots.
So after the ceremony it was on to the celebration for the evening. The reception started with a full course meal under a beautifully decorated tent covered area. This made for some wonderful detail shots. A great time was had by all with music, dancing and of course the cutting of the cake. The Groom, Jeremy, ended up with cake on his face but it was nothing a hot towel and a shower couldn’t fix. The reception ended with the launching of sky lanterns over the lake. Thank you again to Jeremy and Renae for using Luxum Studios to capture the passion of this great moment in your life. God bless you, and may your marriage prosper and glorify him.