I truly enjoy photographing weddings, despite what insecurities about my abilities arise. A great side benefit are the opportunities that present themselves for additional environmental portraiture. There are times when families are being gathered together for a photograph (some photographers call this "wrangling cats"), when preparations for the ceremony are in full swing, and/or when the bride and groom are changing, that golden moments for portraiture occur. Because of the interaction between the photographer and the individual, these can be very creative bursts - totally out of the blue - and really fun. Sometimes, it can happen with members of the wedding party too, as shown in this image of Ashley on the stairwell at Taos Territorial House, and of the "Preacher Man" prior to the wedding.
Wandering inside and outside for more intimate shots of the wedding party with family and friends, I always am lucky enough to get some additional, more spontaneous images, such as the one below of Gene and his brother on one of the porches at the Taos Territorial House.
Gene's sister and I had fun with the camera in moments after the wedding.
Finally, Gene's father cut a dashing, Southwestern look on the grounds during the reception.
However you dress tonight for Halloween, have a great time and keep safe.
until next Monday,
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