One amazing thing about wedding shows is that sometimes you can win some awesome prizes! That is exactly what happened for Amanda and Justin. They won four free hours of wedding coverage at the Red Barn in Bushnell. This worked out perfectly for Amanda since she had a family friend photographing her ceremony and only needed help documenting her reception.
We started our coverage with the wedding party introductions, the official start to the party! These two were ready to celebrate.
I always enjoy the first dance, their first chance to take a moment and look into each other’s eyes.
Another favorite moment during the reception is listening to the fun and crazy stories during the toasts. Then it was time to dance, eat, and play games. You can always trust the kids to get the party started.
Okay, this one requires some explanation. I am so proud of Justin for pulling this during the garter dance. Not only a rubber chicken, but I think he found a pair of fuzzy handcuffs under there too! He had Amanda and the crowd hysterical with laughter.
A grand exit is always a favorite opportunity of mine. I prefer using the natural light of the sparklers over using flash, creating this film style, ambient glow.
Another great film styled shot is the ambient light of the hanging lights. This type of photo requires a bit of planning and coaching but is well worth the time. If you look closely you can see the stars overhead.
DJ: Matt Gray