I love doing bridal portraits, and I’m so glad I got to do this session with Morgan. The wedding day was super busy so we were pretty tight for time, so really Morgan’s bridal portraits at Matt Lane Farm were the majority of the posed photos we got of her. I managed to get a few here or there, but there just wasn’t enough time. With that said, we got some really great ones during the bridal session!
Morgan’s Bridal Portraits at Matt Lane Farm
Matt Lane is an awesome wedding venue, so we had lots of different options for shooting bridal portraits. Our main focus was in the front of the venue. The stone chapel is an awesome backdrop, so we started off just having Morgan out in front of it. To the right is a cool stone bench, so we had her sit there. I got some wide shots but also some tighter ones. Then, we open the really old doors and did a few things with it: leaning and coming into the chapel. Right next to the entrance, there’s a little hallway where they have their big bell. The light was coming in through the windows, so it was great for some dramatic lighting.
Our next stop was on the roads. The light was starting to go down, so we quickly went around to a curved road, and then to their famous tree lined entrance. We knocked out a few shots with the fence and then the trees, but then it started raining 🙁
From there we moved inside to avoid the rain. Inside we got some shots of the ceremony site, and a few closes ups. I then messed around with doing something a bit more creative. We found this cool couch with this hole filled gate. My initial idea was to shoot some light from behind the gate to create a cool pattern and to light Morgan from the front, but my flashes decided to not behave. I ended up just using the one flash and going for something dark and moody.
Well, Morgan’s Bridal Portraits at Matt Lane Farm turned out pretty cool even though we had to deal with the light, rain, and misbehaving equipment. We got a lot of variety in a short amount of time, and it really showed off the venue and Morgan. We just shot her wedding a few weeks ago, and I can’t wait to share those photos as well.