Solar Arts Wedding

Something unexpected, something familiar for Lindsey and Michael’s Solar Arts Wedding

Weddings are a strange mix of things, juxtaposed together:

People you have known for your whole life, together for the first time. 

The person you love best in the world, dressed as you’ve never seen then. 

Personal commitments you’ve made over time, codified into a celebration with friends. 

Connections you can’t see coming, dance moves you’ve never imagined, tears of joy, laughter, and cake. 

This is the magic of a wedding, and it’s what I strive to capture. 

Lindsey and Michael’s wedding at the Solar Arts Building in NE was all those things- simple moments of joy and complicated commitments. A celebration for their community, and a celebration for themselves.

I’m so grateful to have been chosen to document their amazing day together.

wedding flash composite minneapolis
7 photos, pieced together in this flash composite at Stone Arch Bridge

I sometimes forget how weird it must to watch me take the images for a flash composite. My second shooter moving to light different groupings, my insistence that nobody move (thank you!), all so that I can spend some time editing them together for a more dramatic portraits.

The point of all that flailing and planning is this – 7 images, stitched together, of Lindsey and Michael’s very handsome wedding party at the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis. Classic and modern, blended into one, just like their wedding!

Technical stuff: D750, Nikkor 24-70 at 70mm, 1/200 at f/5, ISO 100 SB910 flash at manual 1/2 throughout

flash composite example at wedding
Here are 6 of the images as shot for the composite
bride and groom with blue night sky behind them for final portrait at solar arts wedding
End of the night / start of something great.

Day of Coordinator: Adore Weddings and Events
Wedding Venue: St. Lawrence Catholic Church
Reception: Solar Arts by Chow Girls
Bakery: YoYo Donuts
Hair: Vixen Beauty Lounge
Makeup: Lady Vamp Artistry
DJ: Obi Okeke of Instant Request
Florist: Artemisia Studios
Lighting: Phos
Transportation: Renee’s Limos
Videographer Hard Copy Film Co