The Exchanging of the Rings, Landis Valley Museum
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The Exchanging of the Rings, Landis Valley Museum

On a lovely day in Lancaster County, Karen and Trey were joined in marriage at the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum. This image captures the moment during the ceremony right after Karen and Trey exchanged rings. I love getting close to take photographs that will help to tell the story of what happened during the wedding day. By focusing on their hands instead of on their faces as they made the exchange, this portrait exhibits the bond of love that this couple shares. This holding of hands on their wedding day truly expresses the sweetness and depth of the bride and groom’s friendship. It was easy to tell that Karen and Trey each married their best friend. It is important to me to capture the romantic and intimate details on my clients’ wedding day and this portrait is a good example of my work. By making it black and white, this photo is beautifully simple as there are no vibrant colors to distract one’s eye away from what is important. The details of Trey’s suit and Karen’s lacey dress and veil are clearly defined. I like how the natural light from the venue’s rustic windows shone in between the bride and groom and rested on their hands. The edges of this wedding portrait are darkened in order to focus the viewer’s eyes on the exchanging of the rings. The ceremony at the Landis Valley Farm Museum took place in the replica of an early country firehouse. This beautiful building featured rustic windows that provided natural lighting as well as elegant backdrops for portraits. The firehouse is a great location for smaller weddings and is placed in a beautiful part of Lancaster’s historical countryside.

Location: Landis Valley Museum, Lancaster, PA.

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