Behind the Lens with Jenn | Getaway Opportunity meets planning

Behind the lens!

My bride and groom, Daniel and Natalie had an amazing red mustang that was going to take them away to the reception after we finished up with their bride and groom photos. They were just going to walk back to the parking lot and get in and drive away....but I knew I wanted more for this cool 'getaway' scene. 

There wasn't much excitement in a  parking lot, but instead I thought it would be cool to make a quick departure with their church in the background on the main street as the sun streamed through. I wanted to capture them getting picked up as all of their bridal party honked their horns and onlookers bid them congratulations as they passed. 

It actually turned into a really fun and exciting part of the day that ended up leading to one of my favorite photos of Daniel and Natalie as they kissed in the backseat of the beautiful car.  You can just see the emotion and hype in their faces! 

The anticipation that built as we waited for the convoy to arrive... 

You can't hear it but all the cars behind them is the bridal party and they are *laying on their horns* shouting out the windows and had their radios blasting as the bride and groom got swept away!! 

The getaway!!


And here is the setup of where I was positioned during most of these shots. Facing the sun, it was about 1/2 hour before sunset so the buildings made the perfect cover to shield yet light up everything just perfectly, highlighting them instead of a direct blown out background. I was on the sidewalk while the party loaded in and had time to snap literally 2 photos before they drove off. 

Opportunity meets planning.  

Knowing exactly the setup and atmosphere  I wanted and where I needed my clients to be led to one of my favorite images from their wedding!
(Thanks to one of the bridesmaids for capturing me on the sidewalk during the exact moment! : ) 

Thinking and seeing the vision of the photos you want ahead of time can sometimes make all the difference between a bland photo in a parking lot, and an emotion filled getaway with your favorite photos!! 

Shot with a Canon 5D Mark III, 50mm 1.2 
1/1000th, f/2.5  at ISO 400

Daniel and Natalie Tansill | Wedding

He stood silently behind the red door. Alone. Bridesmaids hushed in a backroom. Guests arriving in the building next door. 

He hadn't seen her all day, no less been able to make physical contact with his soon to be bride, Natalie.

We snuck her in from a side door and the red door stayed in place, a 3 inch barrier between them for just a few more minutes. 

Holding hands may seem like a small thing, but on their wedding day, as Daniel took Natalie's hand still unable to see her in all her wedding dress glory, it changed everything. He smiled, relaxed and physically drew closer, leaning into the door, just to be as close as possible to his bride on the other side. 
It was a beautiful moment. 

I took just 5 quick photos, knowing this was one of those moments that they needed to have alone, as (about-to-be) husband and wife. A moment they would want to remember with prayers spoken between just the two of them, without a photographer in their face before the final walk down the aisle... but I was so glad I got those first few moments as they grasped hands. 

It. was. priceless.

One of my all time favorite moments. 
Daniel and Natalie! What to say!?! Thank you so so much for letting me be there to capture your sweet quiet moments, your walk down the aisle, and your crazy fun party afterwards. Its amazing couples like you guys, who are truly head-over-heels in love with each other that makes me feel so blessed to do what I do. Enjoy soaking in the moments from your one special day. 




Thanks again Natalie and Daniel! Best to you both as you continue to live out your lives together!  

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