This is my last wedding for 2009, and I couldn’t have gotten a more pleasant group of people than Alanna and Derek and their guests and family. It’s also the first time I’ve done a large sized wedding at the Nita Lake Lodge, and I’m really starting to like this spot as a wedding location.
Alanna’s Dad, waiting for the girls at the chapel.
Rough weather for the whole day, but we did get a nice rain free hole just after the ceremony. It was nearly dark by the time we finished the bridal portraits.
We finished all the posed bridal and family portraits early, so I asked if I could try some locations around the lodge. Most of the venues I work in at Whistler tend to more ‘Mountain Rustic’ in their decor, while the Nita Lake is quite modern and cool looking, so it was a good opportunity for me to try something a little different.
I used a wide range of techniques for this wedding. The first two interior shots are lit with just the available available light.
The guys on the dock needed a touch of on-camera fill flash, because of the generally gloomy and miserable conditions were causing heavy shadows on their faces.
With the bride’s maids, I asked one of the groomsmen to hold the flash off to camera left, and then under exposed the sky to get a dramatic look out of it.
The interior shots were all done with a flash bounced into a photo umbrella. The shot at the bar also had another flash positioned behind the bar to act as a ‘kicker’.
Camera: Nikon D700 (all)
Lenses: AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8 (first, fourth, fifth, sixth), AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8 (second, seventh, eighth), and the AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8 (third)