Dana and Carlos, Palma Ceia Club Wedding

Congratulations Dana and Carlos! Yesterday, they tied the knot at the lovely Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club. It was nice having the ceremony and reception at the same location (especially such a beautiful one), allowing the guests to focus on having fun! Al was on hand to help out as a second shooter. Thanks Al! Here are a few quick teaser pics for the happy couple! Thanks you two for being so easy-going and fun; it shows through in your pictures!

Carlos out on the back porch near the golf course. We stopped for a few quick shots on our way back in to the reception because the light was really nice there.

Dana posed on the couch in the lobby waiting for her new hubby to join her for pictures after the ceremony.

You can see some of the storm clouds that were gathering. They were just enough to add an intersting background without bothering us with any rain.

Dana really liked the landscaping around the golf course and suggested using these flowers as a backdrop. I was kind of hesitant since the flowers were so close to the ground. Dana and Carlos said "We don't care! We'll get on the ground!" That is what I like to hear. And it resulted in some great images.

Here they are really enjoying their first dance. The huge windows at the club allowed me to squeeze in a few "available light" images in addition to the shots lit by my flash.
I stole their rings during dinner to get some nice detail shots. I took a bunch of pictures of them on top of the ring bearer's pillow, but I think using the piano added an elegant touch.
These two girls were GREAT! They were lined up in front of the stage, imitating the band's dancers move-for-move, but then moved on to the dance floor for a little freestyle of their own.

The stage lights make this image really stand out. The background light was actually green. By adjusting a custom white balance, I accomplished two things: fixing the skin tone of the singer (he is lit by VERY red stage lights), and cooling the green lights to this nice blue color.

And a final parting shot of the club at dusk.

I hope you enjoyed a small sample of images from Dana and Carlos' wedding. Congratulations you two and the best of luck from all of us at Tampa Photo!

1 comment:

Steve said...

Great shoot Eric - you really have a great eye.