Shannon and Jason were just married this past weekend at the Feather Sound Country Club. It ended up being a beautiful day, with just enough wind to keep things interesting. Let's jump right in.
Jason and the fellas were ready first, so we took them around to some of the great areas to shoot at the club. Here, Jason poses for a few solo shots in the main lobby while we wait for the groomsmen to have their flowers pinned.
There is this great veranda, but the sun was difficult to work with at this time of day. I went ahead and overexposed some backlit shots to make it work.
We met up with a few more ushers and family members and went a more traditional route.
OK guys, you can go relax. The ladies are ready now. Here is a shot from earlier, before Shannon got dressed.
The club has this cool room for the bride to get ready in. The bright red walls make for a nice background. The room was a little too small to pull off group shots, so I focused on making some portraits of Shannon.
Shannon knew that she wanted some photos upstairs using the piano. The backgrounds were a little limited, but we did have one clean wall with a cool light fixture. Yeah, yeah, I know you can't even see the piano in this one, but I like it.
Shannon was a great model.
I couldn't pull off a nice reflection shot with a clean background, but we got lucky and snapped a few shots where the guests milling around in the background were hidden behind her.
After all the family shots, the sun was getting low enough to take the ladies outside for a few shots before the reception.
The main lobby doors provided a nice frame for a shot to show off the back of the dress. I took a few other angles that showed the whole train, but this was my favorite.
A tearful moment during the ceremony.
Right before the guests were allowed into the reception room, I was able to scamper around and make some cool room shots.
The bridal party was hiding out waiting to be announced. I take every opportunity I can to make nice photos. I worked out the exposure while they were drinking champagne and chatting with friends. A simple kiss in a back room becomes a dynamic image and a memorable moment.
Their love for each other was obvious during the first dance (and the rest of the night).
We were able to catch the tail end of dusk and pull off one photo with the cool blue background.
Shannon and Jason even skipped out on part of the reception to get some more photos around the club.
I initially converted this image to black and white, but on second thought I like the pop of the yellow walls.
Shannon's bridesmaids even joined us for a few more photos back in the main lobby. I love shooting so it's always nice to have a couple interested in making lots of images.
Finally, Shannon and Jason had to sit down and eat a little bit. That gave me enough time to work on some of the details, including their rings.
We'll end on a cake shot. The club had it lit pretty well, but I went ahead and used a flash to get exactly the look I wanted.
Congratulations Shannon and Jason! Thanks for being such willing participants in the photo process; I think it paid off! Thanks for choosing Tampa Photo to handle the important task of covering your special day.