Two of my favorite things about weddings are the gorgeous locations and technical challenges of wedding photography. Fearrington Village weddings just happen to have a great combination of both of these things! A truly gorgeous location but also can be very difficult to get good photographs because of the lighting conditions. I’ve been to Fearrington Village a few times now and really love shooting here. Maria & Scott’s wedding was, well, a great example of the gorgeous part of that combination!
Maria and Scott both got ready at Fearrington Village – Maria in suite #1 and Scott was in the Red Room (yes, it’s really red) so it made moving back and forth really easy while keeping the couples hidden from each other. If you aren’t familiar with how Fearrington Village Weddings and run, the B&R are in totally separate buildings to avoid any “accidental” run ins which also makes the photography part so much easier. Did I mention it’s gorgeous out here? You honestly would have to TRY and find a bad background. :)
So as the ceremony go underway, the area itself was partially shaded with dappled light casting in thru the trees with a very bright background. Not exactly the easiest scenario to photograph in but with such a gorgeous location, it was a spectacular ceremony. I had my 2nd shooter go in behind the couple (hidden by shrubs – insert Ninja joke here) and get some really great captures of the bridge and groom during the ceremony. After the ceremony, we all headed into the Fearrington sun room for champagne, some really yummy snacks and quick round of congratulations before we started the formals. With the sun setting, I got some stunning (If I’m allowed to brag) photos of the (now) happily married couple in the garden area. You may have noticed a little more drama in my portrait work lately. I think it’s definitely a direction I am heading to add more texture into my work.
Their reception was actually held in a new location for me at the Fearrington – in the Garden Terrace. The Terrace is a separate building that can either be open air or closed off, depending on the season complete with a gorgeous fireplace, wooden hearth and a gorgeous view of the brick pathways on the property. Now each wedding reception is different and this one definitely had all the elements the happy couple and I had discussed – dancing, time to spend with family & friends, a few funny moments and, well, just a really wonderful celebration from a close knit group of people.
As always, here are a few various photos from Maria & Scott’s Fearrington Village Wedding!