First Dance Eden Resort LancasterIt 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. 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 yet allows the viewer to catch a glimpse of the on-looking guests. The skylight, the courtyard’s backdrop, and the sparkling Christmas lights beautifully light the center of this romantic portrait. Finally, one’s 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. 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.