When driving into the town of Sisterdale, Texas for the first time, the words "quaint" and "rustic" immediately spring to mind. It's a lovely little town, and the Sisterdale Dance Hall is a perfect location for a wedding.
I also don't think I could've asked for a nicer bride and groom than Chris and Kendra. Very few couples seem as comfortable in each other's company or are as relaxed in front of camera as they were. I got a lot of shots that I'm really proud of and because of them it all felt so effortless.
You can also check out some of the photo booth pictures from the wedding here.
I had such a good time shooting Chris and Kendra's wedding (the shots from which you can see here), and the photo booth was no exception.
We didn't have space for our usual set up, so we made do with a wooden fence just outside the dance hall. I've said it before, but I love how silly people immediately become when you stick them in front of a camera with a plastic hat and a fake mustache.
Let me just start off by saying say what a nice bunch of blokes Vine House are. I really enjoyed their show at the Bat Bar.
This was my first time shooting at this venue, and what I immediately liked was the fact that the back of the stage is a window that opens out on to 6th Street. I really appreciated being able to shoot into the bar from the street, as it gave me a perspective I don't normally get when doing this kind of photography.
The first thing they teach you in landscape photography school is that you should shoot at sunrise or sunset whenever possible, and unless you've got some decent cloud cover you should avoid shooting in the middle of the day. The light is usually too harsh at this time and your photos can end up a bit washed-out looking. On my recent trip back home to Scotland I had great intentions of getting up at the crack of dawn every day to go out and get some fantastically-lit landscape shots. Then I remembered that the crack of dawn during Scottish summertime is at effin' four o'clock in the morning. I failed spectacularly.
If truth be told, though, seeing my friends and family was my main priority while back home. Photography kind of got put on the back burner most of the time. I ended up having to grab my shots whenever I could get them, regardless of time of day. To combat that washed-out look, I converted some of my daytime shots to high contrast black and white (see the color ones here). I liked the effect so much that I ended up converting a lot more of my pictures, even the sunset ones.