First Dance Lakeview FarmsFrom beginning to end, when I took this portrait, Paula and Daren’s wedding at Lakeview Farms was absolutely beautiful. After many of the guests had left, I was happy to oblige when the newlyweds requested to be photographed as they danced alone in the center Lakeview’s reception barn. Their smiles beautifully express their joy as they glided over the floor for their first dance as a married couple. The light from the chandelier and the flickering of the candles in the background provided a romantic atmosphere for their private moment. Their elegant pose and loving expressions are the main focus of this wedding portrait. I did several things to achieve this focus. First, I positioned the couple slightly off centered to the right while using the chandelier as a counter balance in the upper left. The white of the bride and groom’s clothing and the glow of the elegant chandelier compliment one another beautifully. Second, I darkened the edges of the wedding portrait to reduce the eye-catching distractions of the rustic barn. Finally, I drew the viewer’s eyes center stage to the dancing newlyweds by creating a 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. Lakeview Farms is one of the most beautiful York County wedding venues I have had the privilege to photograph. Its shining lake, rustic stone buildings, and elegant country views all provide many beautiful backdrops for wedding portraits. Surrounded by wooden-fenced pastures with grazing horses, Lakeview Farms is a private and peaceful venue for your wedding.
Location: Lakeview Farms, Dover, PA.