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