Soon after the wedding ceremony at Stoltzfus Homestead and Gardens, the bride and groom enjoyed a private moment together away from the bustle and noise of the reception. Throughout the day, it was easy to see that the bride and groom were very much in love and, no matter what was going on around them, they seemed to only be able to focus on each other. After they had visited their wedding guests, I took them to the barn’s rustic corncrib, positioned them partway in it, and photographed them as they took in the joy of being married to each other.
This romantic, partially silhouetted shot was achieved by using an off camera flash behind them. This use of light created a sense of drama as they look affectionately at one another. The darkness of the corncrib nicely frames the partially lit couple. I love to set my clients up with interesting and romantic light and let them be themselves so as to capture their real expressions. It is these natural moments that often become my clients’ favorite and most romantic wedding portraits. Silhouettes are enchanting portraits with which to end a wedding album.
This was one of the many rustic locations I found at this venue.
The Stoltzfus Homestead Gardens venue is beautifully placed in the midst of Lancaster County. I observed that friendly staff was very accommodating to the bride and groom as they were dedicated to making sure that their wedding was a beautiful and celebratory occasion. With its quaint farmhouse, lighted outdoor lounge, lovely landscaping, and rustic yet elegant reception barn, Stoltzfus Homestead Gardens provides many beautiful backdrops for wedding photography.
Location: 3716 East Newport Road, Gordonville PA 17529.