Wedding Photography up a Santa Fe Mountain
Johnny and Sarah were very happy with the engagement session photos I’d made, and soon enough the bright autumn day rolled around for their wedding.
The ceremony was held up in the mountains above Santa Fe, with rich blue skies and strong sun for the middle of the day. For a photographer, it was a great venue, but one that also posed some problems. The clearing where the ceremony was to be held was partly in shade and partly in bright sun – a tricky combination – and the area behind where the bride and groom were to stand was brighter than the clearing.
Oh, and did I tell you I’d never shot a wedding before? The bride and groom were comfortable with that, and they liked my work, but it was still a little nerve-wracking.
Once things began, I forgot about the nerves and really enjoyed the privilege of being present on such a great occasion, and one that presented so many opportunities for photography (including the bride and groom mountain-biking down the mountain to the reception).