Ben & Sarah at Hope Chapel

 

A couple of months back we photographed the wedding of Ben and Sarah at Hope Chapel. Some amazingly important moments fill out the day of any wedding, and this wedding certainly had some great moments to photograph. Here are my selections from the day!

While the bride’s party and the groomsmen are still getting dressed, Hannah and I shuffled back and forth capturing some individual portraits. Here’s a pretty cool one in the youth annex:

imageclectic Beautiful Sarah 200x3001 Ben & Sarah at Hope Chapel

 

To start, when the bridal party was all ready, we created some fun portraits of Sarah with her maids and Ben with his guys around the church. There’s this really cool wall in the lobby with lines and it just seemed right to use them as a “line-up” wall. And out back (so we could keep the guys separate from the gals) we used the thin rock wall as a place to create some great portraits of the girls.

imageclectic Grooms Lineup 300x2001 Ben & Sarah at Hope Chapel
imageclectic Best Friends 300x2001 Ben & Sarah at Hope Chapel
When Sarah’s brother seated his mom, she was already filled with emotion and I was able to capture this image. I love seeing the joy that shows up at unexpected times during a wedding.
imageclectic One Happy Mama 200x3001 Ben & Sarah at Hope Chapel

 

And I love catching the look on the groom’s face when his bride comes in the door. It’s a trick keeping the cameras pointed in every direction at once; everything happens fast right about this time!

imageclectic Groom at the Altar 200x3001 Ben & Sarah at Hope Chapel

 

And then there’s the handoff; dad is very pleased.

imageclectic The Bride Handoff 200x3001 Ben & Sarah at Hope Chapel

 

For the photography during the ceremony I had set up my flashes in the sanctuary so we could augment the beautiful light coming through the skylight. You can see the wedding party up front, lit from above by the skylight and in front by two flashes within the draped tulle. It’s a beautiful ceremony!

imageclectic Wedding Ceremony 200x3001 Ben & Sarah at Hope Chapel

 

A friend could not make it to the wedding, so another friend used her iPad to FaceTime the ceremony to her. That is a pretty cool use of technology!

imageclectic Facetime Participant 300x2001 Ben & Sarah at Hope Chapel

Once the ceremony was over and the happy couple had left the sanctuary, all the rest of the wedding party and family danced out of the room. Everyone enjoyed the fun.

imageclectic Down the Aisle 300x2001 Ben & Sarah at Hope Chapel

imageclectic Happy Parents 300x2001 Ben & Sarah at Hope Chapel

 

Before the reception we took Ben and Sarah out front to play around with the rock wall again and while I was photographing them I looked and saw Sarah’s niece watching from behind the doorway. I was elated to capture this portrait.

imageclectic Onlooker Neice 200x3001 Ben & Sarah at Hope Chapel

 

The sendoff was done with bubbles, which always make for fun photographs:

imageclectic Grand Exit in Bubbles 300x2001 Ben & Sarah at Hope Chapel

imageclectic Bride Groom to the Car 300x2001 Ben & Sarah at Hope Chapel

 

I usually try and take the rings somewhere in a quiet moment and make a photograph with them. Here’s one:
imageclectic The Rings with the Bible 300x2001 Ben & Sarah at Hope Chapel
A wonderful day to start to a lifetime together!

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