I have some blog catching up to do but this one is a must share, even if it is out of order. What a beautiful wedding I was lucky to document at Vista on Seward Hill, one of Austin’s loveliest wedding venues. Outdoor ceremonies really shine here. It’s nestled on top of a hill right near Bee Cave and 360.
The light at VOSH can be really beautiful. This ceremony started at 6p, so there was still plenty of bright sunlight to contend with, but because the entire venue is covered with huge, gorgeous trees, the light tends to soften and balance a great deal, making for much more ideal shooting conditions even in bright daylight. This is especially important when you elect to (or if logistics call for) keeping your speedlites discreetly tucked away for the formals & reception.
The ceremony itself? It was just lovely. A fusion of traditional Western and Persian culture and tradition. Even though the bride and groom live in Austin now, almost all of their guests traveled from out of state or out of the country to attend this great occasion. It was one of those events where the guests simply enjoy taking part in a day they’ve all been anticipating — and that comes across through the lens. An iPad streamed the entire event for the bride’s grandfather so that he could experience the day as well. I thought that was super neat.