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Bedford Village Inn Wedding / Rachael & Eric / Twinkle Lights, Night Wedding / Bedford, New Hampshire

An absolutely gorgeous congratulations goes out to Rachael and Eric for reaffirming their commitment to one another.  Isn’t that a bit of what the wedding day is–a mid-point, an apex–along the length of devotion between people? Family and loved ones witness the promise.  Their witness makes it a rite of passage.

I love this special, little flower girl!  Look at her glance of love during the ceremony, and Rachael looking back at her.  But, don’t get stuck there.  Scroll on to spy Eric’s huge smile when entering the reception, cutting the cake, busting a move on the dance floor…

When photographing Rachael’s and Eric’s evening wedding, I wanted the atmosphere to translate, as well as the beauty and emotion of the subjects.  These concepts are not new to photography, but capacious, dark spaces with real people in real time present particular challenges.  If you would like to learn a few, quick points I considered when shooting this night wedding, look for text during the “getting ready” section of this post.

Credits: Venue/ Catering: Bedford Village Inn / Wedding Dress: Le’elite Boston / Florist: Harrington Flowers / Rings: Eileen’s Jewelry / Cake : Benson’s Bakery and CafeBedford Village Inn wedding New Hampshire photography photographer NH Maine ME night winter fall L'elite Bridal Boston gown

Rachael’s satin wedding gown looks lustrious with shine and shadows.  Directional light highlights these assets.  Because the folds are ornate, the contrast of a smooth, dark, 2/3rds background further highlights the gown.  I chose a lens the would keep the gown at its true proportions, without distortion.  Very few twinkly lights were available to me with this lens in the confined space of this balcony, but the few available add festive flair.

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A lightstand at frame left allows me to position myself behind Rachael, while having the front of her face lit. Bedford Village Inn wedding New Hampshire photography photographer NH Maine ME night winter fall L'elite Bridal Boston gown getting ready

Mag Mod modifiers aim light at Rachael, providing modeling while limelighting here.  In this case, we retain some identifying features of the room, like a golden lamp in the foreground and background, while minimizing clutter.
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