Black and White First Dance at Eden Resort, Lancaster
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Black and White First Dance at Eden Resort, Lancaster

It was a privilege for me to photograph Peter and Linsey’s beautiful wedding at the Eden Resort in Lancaster, PA. The darkening evening atmosphere gleamed through the skylight of Eden Resort’s indoor courtyard, providing a romantic ambiance for their first dance. This portrait captures the romance of their embrace while also focusing on Peter’s loving and happy expression. All of the guests were entranced by the happy couple as the newlyweds glided across the dance floor. Peter and Linsey were caught up in their loving moment and seemed to notice little else. To capture this specialness of this moment, I manipulated the lighting to create romance and drama for this portrait. The darkness of the photo’s outskirts reduces distractions so everything is focused on the bride and groom. One eyes are drawn center stage to the dancing newlyweds by the flare of light behind them. This backlit flash was achieved by having my assistant remain unseen while holding a flash behind the bride and groom. While the darkness adds to the romance of this wedding portrait, the light enhances its drama. By making it black and white, this photo is both elegant and simple as there are no vibrant colors to distract one’s eye away from what is important. The Eden Resort in Lancaster is an amazing location for weddings. Its dinning rooms, ballrooms, and courtyard (where this portrait was taken) provide a variety of beautiful settings for your wedding and its reception. Friendly service and delicious food are commendable features of the Eden Resort. This venue’s eye-catching backdrops provided me with many opportunities to capture beautiful wedding portraits and I am so glad to have had the opportunity to photograph here.

Location: Eden Resort, Lancaster, PA.