This wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch featured pure documentary coverage. I was the the secondary photographer so I got to  capture all of the moments and provide alternate coverage to the primary photographer. This, all without worrying about doing any formal family portraits. Even though I shoot in this style anyways, it was nice to get a break from doing formal portraits.

This Spruce Mountain Ranch wedding featured a gorgeous view of the valley at the ceremony site, with the mountains in the distant background. The ceremony site is a long walk from the cabins but fortunately there were shuttle busses that provided rides. The ceremony was a bit challenging to photograph because we had harsh light and the bride and groom were standing in it. Even though it’s difficult, I like to use this to my advantage by looking for the bright areas to make them stand out. Since the location was on a hill, I didn’t have a lot of room to roam around to get different angles like I normally do when I’m shooting. Once the ceremony concluded, we headed back down to the cabins where the rest of the evening’s events took place.

I enjoyed being the second photographer. It allowed me to focus on documenting the day, photographing pure moments.

Venue: Spruce Mountain Ranch   

bride and groom laugh during first look bride and father share sweet look before walking down aisle a wide view of the ceremony location mother and father of bride watch ceremony bride and groom raise arms during wedding ceremony bride and groom embrace while exiting their ceremony bride and groom enter reception with grand entrance crowd watches first wedding dance with joy first dance between bride and groom brother of bride cries while watching first dance