Gallery Spotlight: Amber and Chris’ UMC and Tre Luna Wedding
Please click the photo or follow the link to view the sample gallery of Amber and Chris’ wedding at First UMC and Tre Luna.
Brides who had their wedding during the rainy days this summer are going to hate Amber. She had what I think was one of the most beautiful November days I’ve ever seen. 70 dregrees, lush fall colors, and no wind. Wow.
Amber and Chris had an amazing ceremony at The First United Methodist Church of Colorado Springs. This is one of my favorite/least favorite ceremony venues. I love it because it’s stunning and well lit inside, I don’t love it because they are really restrictive on our movement around the sanctuary. They say that it distracts guests from the reverence of the ceremony.
Did I mention that First UMC has 3 gigantic broadcast TV cameras in the sanctuary? How in the world am I, dressed in all black, distracting to guests when these huge 100 lb. cameras are swiveling around in front of them, red light flashing on and off? I never use the center aisle past the last seated guest, and these huge cameras are at the front of the whole thing… I know, I know, I’m biased, but it’s a rub nonetheless.
I snuck around the sanctuary anyway, like a 6’4″, 280 lb. ninja. Seriously, I am like a ninja. It’s stunning to watch in person…
I use the hallways outside and hide in the shadows behind the altar. I disappear within a few clicks and materialize suddenly from the shadows at the opposite end of the sanctuary. How do I do that? I literally sprint from one end of that huge building to the other in the carpeted concrete hallway outside. I can only do things like that when it’s marble or concrete. If the floors and walls are wood or carpet over wood it would sound like a stampede of elephants out there. It’s hard work, but I always get the shot. by the way, do you have any idea how much energy it takes to get 280 lb. up to sprinting speed? That’s why I smoke cigarettes and drink Red Bull. In combination they’re like jet fuel.
Amber and Chris were an amazing couple to work with. They were so relaxed and comfortable with everything. Photographing them was a breeze.
She left us a touching message this morning. She said she was crying as she looked at the photos. She loved them.
I tell you, other than the obvious reasons like supporting my family and artistic expression, I think getting that raw, emotional positive feedback might be the main reason I even do wedding photography. Even if I was a gazillion-aire, I think I would still shoot weddings because I thrive on the emotions of it.
I love my job.