What a Wedding!

 
I just had the honor of photographing a wedding this past weekend.  The wedding took place in Saint John's Episcopal church in Knoxville, Tennessee.  It was a full military wedding complete with sabers!  One of the advantages of having military personnel is they take direction very well.  I could get them to stand where ever I needed them too with no distractions.  They paid attention and it was VERY efficient.  With the location and the bride being beautiful it was hard to make a bad image.  Here are a few of my favorite from the shoot. 
The most difficult part of the photographs was the ambient light inside the church.  I wanted to make sure that the beauty of the place showed in the background.  However, I didn't want that to be the focus.  This is done by taking a meter reading of the ambient light and subtracting about 1 stop of light.  Then when the flash goes off it properly exposes the subjects and shows the background as slightly darker.  The few exceptions to this dealt with the reception.  It was a very dark place so bringing in ambient light wasn't always an option.

In the end, the bride was happy with her photographs which of course is the most important thing!

Thank you Conley and Stephanie for allowing me to document and to be part of your beginning.