Monthly Archives: March 2012
A Simply Stunning Wedding: How to Design a Perfect South County Celebration
Recently, Adornment Fine Jewelry hosted an informational workshop for Brides, Grooms and their Families. Representatives from local bridal businesses and event planning experts shared trends, tricks, and techniques: virtually everything a bride and groom should know before they plunge into planning their event.
This seminar was not a sales pitch, rather it was an open forum that will gave information and guidance to couples on helping them plan their special event in South County.
Please take a look – you will be surprised by the great information contained within!
Calvin Campany: Jeweler and Owner of Adornment Fine Jewelry
Seth Jacobson: Photographer
Ginny Cauley: Owner of AAirline Express Limousine & Car Service, Inc.
Joseph Farias: Celebeautique Hair Spa, beauty expert
Brandi Lacoste: Blissful Events, Wedding Planner
Ann Petronio: Annie’s Escapes, Travel Planner & Escape Artist
Congratulations to Kristen and Jason who celebrated their marriage yesterday at The Garde Art Center in New London CT. I was honored to photograph this event that was a wedding give away put on by The Day Newspaper Grand prize was a complete wedding for Kristen and Jason and 50 guests, thrown by The Day! The wedding was held on Sunday, March 25.
It was quite a lovely day with a lot of people putting in a lot of hard work that all ended up FABULOUS ! I am super happy to have been a part of this event that was donated my some very generous people!
The prize package included:
* Hair and beauty for the bride provided by Bella vita Salon
* Ceremony and reception location provided by the Garde Arts Center
* Catering by Coastal Gourmet
* Photography by Seth Jacobson Photography
* Rings provided by Mallove’s Jewelers
* Entertainment by Pierce Productions
* Cake provided by You Take the Cake
* Linens and place settings provided by Arrow Party Rental
* Videography by Marsal Studios
* Dress provided by Pentangle Fashion Boutique
* Tuxedo by Colin’s Tux Shop
*Flowers by Adam’s Garden of Eden
As you can see above we had a 3 light set up for this portrait with an octabox set up pretty close to them camera left and about 3-4 feet away, a shoot through umbrella up and about 8-9 feet from the subjects off camera right, and a strip light up high and behind them to just kiss them with some soft light from behind. I set my ISO to 560 so that I could have a smaller Aperture and not use up tons of battery power. The exposure was shutter 1/60th at F/6.3 just to make sure that they were both in focus. I changed the color of the yellow paper back drop in Photoshop because I wanted the beige clothes and chair to be matched by the background a little more closely to make it all the more plain and uniform looking visually. This took quite a long time to set up and plan getting just the right clothes ect… But I think it was worth it, I love this portrait! My favorite little details are the paper and coffee on the side table and the heart-shaped Danish on the platter with a doily and everything!