MN Country Club Wedding | Mendakota Country Club Wedding

There were so many perfect moments & details to Brittany & Andy's beautiful Mendakota Country Club wedding this past autumn.  Yet nothing was more beautiful than watching these two unite on this very special day.  Their love for each other is palpable in every photo where they are together and the day itself was a picturesque autumn day with a smoldering sunset.

Amazing floral elements for this wedding.  Shot with Pentax 645 camera and Fuji film.

Amazing floral elements for this wedding.  Shot with Pentax 645 camera and Fuji film.

MINIMALIST COMPOSITIONS

As I grow as a photographer, color & tone have become increasingly more important for achieving a certain look in my images.  I want a look that is soft, ethereal, light, airy.  Fuji 400H is a film that is well known to be used for these purposes - especially when over-exposed a few stops.  But that's not all - I've been more careful with my compositions lately.  I've specifically been trying to find minimal backgrounds and work negative space into my images for a more compelling and minimalist look.  For instance, I love how the background elevates these floral arrangements above.  I shot this photo right next to a window with some good soft light.

Using simple and soft nude & blush tones.

Using simple and soft nude & blush tones.

USING CERTAIN TONES

When selecting images for my site and also when looking through prints, I was always drawn to softer earth tones, nude tones, beige, cream, blush & blues. Having a consistent tonal story that passes through your images can really make your work stand out.   I find that this helps develop your style as a photographer & also helps clients see their wedding day as one consistent story.  Also, I just love how these tones work together.  

Details shots are important.  Shot on Pentax 645 with Fuji 400H film.

Details shots are important.  Shot on Pentax 645 with Fuji 400H film.

CAPTURING THE DETAILS

Details shots are an important part of any wedding day.  It's important not to slack on these shots and I always make sure to put my stylist hat when I approach capturing these images.  That means clearing tables, if need be, or moving items around.  You want to stage the item you're featuring - whether it be a bouquet, a program, or jewelry.  I'll typically ask brides and grooms what sorts of details they will have at their wedding - as well as what colors they'll be using. That way I'll usually arrive with some idea of what sorts of images I will be capturing.

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