Well, you can tell it’s wedding season by the infrequency of my posts here. Sorry about that. I plan on a few more posts in the next few days, but I also have 3 weddings in the next 8 days, so we’ll see.
Anyway, I did manage to get a Trash the Dress shoot in with Kayla and Lucas, whose wedding was just a few weeks ago. We decided on a farm shoot, plus a bit down at Liberty Lake.
We scheduled it for last Monday. Locals will tell you that on last Monday, one of the most spectacular storms rolled into the Spokane area, a storm of biblical proportions. Okay, I exaggerate, but only slightly. 5500 homes lost power. The dust in the air (and smoke from fires) made the air quality the worst that day than it had been in over three years. The rain that fell that night (starting while we were at the lake) was the first in six weeks, the 6th longest span Spokane has gone without rain. It had been 104 on Sunday. On Wednesday, it was 68. So yeah, it was a big storm.
The benefits? Some cool dress-blow-in-the-wind shots, beautiful undulating grass and reeds, and a sense of drama. The disadvantages? Crashing light-stands, dust in the eyes, ant hills (okay, the ant hills would have been there either way), and, at the lake, tree limbs floating past the bride and groom.
Actually, things were so crazy at the lake, that I didn’t get the kind of shots I wanted. I have one on this page so you can see how neat the reeds looked (and how gorgeous Kayla, and handsome Lucas, looked); but the gallery includes shots just from the farm location.Share on Facebook