daniel & meadow

Meadow and Daniel got married on Queen Ann Hill in Seattle during late morning and early afternoon.  Their venue was a cute little Masonic lodge in an even cuter neighborhood.  Queen Anne has amazing houses in every direction that you know you could never afford, but it’s fun to walk or drive though anyway.  For their bridals we didn’t have a very specific plan in mind but knew it wouldn’t be hard to find tons of amazing spots in the neighborhood.  Everything we took was just a short walk a couple blocks away from the lodge and back.  My old 5D broke recently and this was the first wedding I’ve shot with my new 5D mark III.  I loved the results and couldn’t be happier with the upgrade.

We usually stray from harsh, straight on lighting when taking photos.  Putting our subjects in shade or positioning them so the sun is somewhat behind them usually works out well for a host of reasons.  Recently though we’ve been wanting to try the opposite by shooting with the sun behind us instead for strong shadows and contrast.  We made a point of trying it at the end of our bridal session and I think it turned out amazing.  Really strong colors with nothing overblown.  I don’t think I would ever want to shoot that way exclusively but I think it creates some nice variety.  There was another idea I’ve had in my head that I got to try out as well.  When we got to the venue and saw the lobby I instantly knew it was the perfect spot.  Look for the two shots of the bridal party below to see what I’m talking about.  It turned out just the way I saw it in my head!

–kyle

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