Sydney and Daniel’s wedding ceremony was at a venue that has a unique glass wall that opens up to an elevated patio overlooking beautiful Ozark pastures and rolling hills. It is stunning. It was also such a tricky lighting scenario. Some people were seated inside some were seated outside. The wedding party would be start backlit, proceed to a dark indoor area and then progress into bright sunlight. My fingers were dancing across the camera settings adjusting for each image and lighting scenario. The seating was very wide and shallow, preventing us from coming around and in behind. Regardless, we were able to get some epic images, and the silhouetting framing of the inside details around the outside details created beautiful, unique art. The ceremony would normally rank lower on my list of favorite parts of the wedding to photograph, but this day was an exception. As the bridal party came down the stairs and embarked across the hall, they were smiling and their joy was palpable. I couldn’t stop smiling as pair after pair smiled and laughed and were so in the moment. Ceremony has little meaning without the mental commitment of those involved, and I can truly say I was touched at the celebration and reverence for the moment this bridal party shared. They were there to stand by their friend, their sister, their brother… it was beautiful. Oh, and how could I not mention my ring bearer buddy who came down the aisle super hero style, and even sucker punched (gently, he was pretending) my camera lens. One of those rare moments I wished I was filming. Click here to see Sydney and Daniel getting ready before the ceremony, and more of this beautiful venue, Amadeus Ranch in Racine, MO. And click here to see the entire collection of ceremony images.
Wilde and Wilder is adding weddings to their schedule for next year, and a couple of openings are available for 2017. We are available in Arkansas, Missouri and World Wide for travel. Contact us to reserve your day. We love to share your day with you curating a collection of images that tell your story of love.