My sometimes shooting co-worker Todd Martyn-Jones was hired by Michelle and Brian for us to shoot their wedding at Five Pines in Sisters in January. I rarely get a chance to meet the couple when Todd gets hired. So it’s always a surprise when meeting them for the first time on their wedding day and getting busy with pictures.

What a pleasant surprise to have such a fun, good-looking, and nice couple to spend the day with! Michelle willing to jump on the bed and do the cheerleader pose mid-air made my day. She wanted a nice ice-blue wedding in the winter. It was only raining during the day, but we had a nice frozen pond to use for after-the-ceremony portraits using two lights. Michelle knows the words to the songs in “Frozen” and was singing them with her friends before the ceremony.

The couple wanted to have their first look before the ceremony, which makes things easier, and I stayed behind them while Todd shot from the front. The small windows in the door made the perfect frame for an intimate moment between them and I got the shot.

I used both Profoto lights bouncing off the wall to get the dancing and it came out really well. The lights did light the background dining area a little, but they did give perfect window looking side lighting to everyone.

The first-look picture, the ice pond portrait, and the jump on the bed in front of the dresses are making me think this might be a rare portfolio wedding. Now to get off my bum and put it into my wedding photography website.

 

Two Profoto lights, a red umbrella, good looking couple, and an iced over pond make for a nice portrait.

Two Profoto lights, a red umbrella, good looking couple, and an iced over pond make for a nice portrait.

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The moments before the ceremony are some of my favorites of the day.

The moments before the ceremony are some of my favorites of the day.

Detail shots aren't my super specialty, but when I can get a smiling face in the background, they work perfectly.

Detail shots aren’t my super specialty, but when I can get a smiling face in the background, they work perfectly.

The red umbrella works perfectly against the green umbrellas.

The red umbrella works perfectly against the green umbrellas.

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The Profoto with a big umbrella works wonders for group shots.

The Profoto with a big umbrella works wonders for group shots.

Moments like this are a big reason why I love being a wedding photographer.

Moments like this are a big reason why I love being a wedding photographer.

The red umbrella made some red light on their faces.

The red umbrella made some red light on their faces.

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Setting up two Profotos to bounce light around the room makes for some super light.

Setting up two Profotos to bounce light around the room makes for some super light.

Michelle is the best.

Michelle is the best.

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