At the bridal show in Battle Creek, I kept hearing about a venue known as Southern Exposure. I was intrigued by the fact that it was an herb garden with outbuildings and some history as being a working farm some years back. I love to photograph people in many diverse settings. But, I had not yet been given the opportunity to shoot a wedding there.
Then I met the mother of one of these very nice people:
Finally, I had the chance to work there. What a beautiful day it was with rolling clouds–some white and fluffy and some a bit on the dark, rainy side of the spectrum. I was excited to say the least. The event coordinators there, Mi Suk, Curtis, and Scott were so very friendly.
The ceremony was held in a little area that reminded me of a secret garden I’d read about as a little girl. Flowers were blooming everywhere. Petals were in the fountains and underfoot. It was enchanting.
The bride and groom–Ulrika and Jeff–had traveled across the ocean for this beautiful day and I was very happy to capture it for them.
And they are so in love.
They ended the evening with a sunset ride… On Jeff’s motorcycle!
I have about 50 or so favorite places to photograph and this ranks in the top for certain. Every time I photograph a wedding, I feel fortunate to have shared something so important to so many people and I always feel like I’ve made many new friends. This was no exception.
Thank you, Alana, for inviting me in. I hope you’re enjoying your oil painting.