Becca and Ryan– Terrace Gardens at Dove Valley– June 12th, 2011
I had a double-header Wedding weekend with my fellow friend and Photographer, Tamara Murphy (tamarasphotos.com), a few weekends ago; and our 2nd wedding was a very pleasant affair at the Terrace Gardens in Dove Valley. This venue is a very nicely landscaped establishment, and has a nice big, airy, room for the reception with a great size Dance floor and such– but I have to admit I was very surprised at the location! It is sort of tucked away in a business park….Nevertheless, it was a beautiful venue and made for some great pics!
Becca was a very laid back bride–and extremely easy to photograph and work with! As was her hubby–Ryan! These 2 really seemed genuinely happy to just be getting married to each other that day–and their love was very apparent! The bride’s sister had 2 little adorable daughters that were the flower girls– and Becca and Ryan were so at ease with these little ones, and it seemed that parenthood for them will be a very natural transition!
There were a few guests (and the Bestman) that could really cut a rug! It was extremely entertaining! It made me miss my husband…..as he usually gets down pretty good at weddings! This weekend I have been experimenting a bit with some off-camera flash to get some new “effects” for dancing pictures, etc…..so far I have caught some really cool moments, and some not so magical! Thus, the beauty of digital, and the beauty of constantly learning and challenging yourself.
Thanks for letting me be a part of the day, and the opportunity to second shoot this great day Tamara!