Wedding at EVERGREEN Red Barn 2021
The Evergreen Red Barn is a beautiful wedding venue! I had the opportunity photograph there at the wedding of Alexis & Miles in August 2021! The best part? My favorite portrait of 2021 was captured at this wedding!
Game changing Details
I love being able to capture detail shots, but doing them outside is a game changer! The Evergreen Red Barn provided lots of location opportunities to embrace the wild side of elegant detail shots!
The venue provided getting ready rooms, which was nice as travel between locations wasn't necessary. It was also easier to get pictures of the groomsmen getting ready since both the bridal and groom's suites were right next to each other! These rooms had lots of windows, so I was able to utilize a lot of natural light when capturing these getting ready shots.
Short & Sweet Ceremony
This wedding had a very short ceremony, but it was a very sweet one! The weather looked like there was going to be some storms during the ceremony, but fortunately the weather turned out to be fantastic! The trees also framed all the pictures for some great captures!
The portraits were captured near the ceremony because of the beautiful tall trees! It was also convenient for the families. When I do portraits, light is my priority, but I can always appreciate a pretty location!
My Favorite Portrait of 2021
Since I am writing this right after New Year's in 2022, I can say that the below portrait is my favorite capture of 2021! I always take a photo of the bride looking at the bouquet as she holds it at the weddings I photograph, but this one turned out just perfect!
Last but not least: The Reception
The reception was super fun and I loved capturing that enjoyment! My favorite was the awesome dances (with some emotional moments that I just love to photograph) and the fantastic music from DJ G6!
I know this is random, but let's just be honestly here. Cake tastes really good, but there is something really special about a good picture of cake! Like a good picture of cake makes you just appreciate the elegance and beautiful artwork involved into making it (that could just be me since I used to enjoy cake decorating a long time ago). And sometimes it just makes your mouth water...
After the Wedding
At this wedding, I really made an effort to make sure everyone was having fun as I captured the beautiful pictures! My thinking is that the more fun you have, the less you think about your picture being taken. In fact the bride and groom came to me during the reception and mentioned how much fun that I added to their special day. I love hearing that from my clients! Once I delivered the photos to the newlywed couple, I got responses on how much they loved the photos and how they were fantastic! They also wrote the following testimonial:
“Gabriel made the entire experience so much fun and the photos came out beautiful! I would highly recommend him to any of our friends or family that are looking for someone to capture their best memories.”
Reading that from my clients is just amazing! That is what helps remind me to just keep going and take better wedding pictures!