Some of you may remember Lindsay and Kyle from their engagement session we did in Charleston, SC earlier this year. We really had a blast and I was looking forward to seeing them again for their Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden wedding. Belmont is a bit of a drive from Raleigh so I arrived super early, just in case, and had a chance to hang out with Lindsay and her friends & family who all tried to stuff me with brownies and sandwiches (the brownies rocked by the way!). It was great getting to talk with everyone before things got hectic before the wedding and I wanted to thank everyone again for their hospitality.
The wedding day began at Lindsays parents home where all the girls were getting prepared with hair & makeup (and the photographer eating brownies). From there, we all headed over to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Belmont, NC. Having never been there before, I wasn’t sure what to expect but when I arrived, I can only say one thing – WOW! The gardens are absolutely gorgeous and I was instantly jealous we don’t have anything like this in Raleigh. Not only are the gardens beautiful, but the complex is to die for with beautiful natural light and very ornate furnishings.
So, I don’t normally talk about my wedding photography so much, but this is just too good to pass up. One of the true marks of a wedding photographer is dealing with adverse conditions. The place and surroundings were beautiful and the sun was setting just over the couple. The problem this creates is, of course, sun flare in your camera. There are a couple of ways to combat this but I’ve also learned to embrace it as well. You can see from some of the photographs below, embracing harsh conditions can produce some spectacular results. After the wedding everyone partied the night away to a great band, U-neek Flavur, and celebrated the marriage of Lindsay & Kyle.
Once again, thank you so much for your hospitality and congratulations to you both!!! Here’s a few photos from their wedding day.