Part of being a wedding photographer from the White Mountains of New Hampshire is traveling distances to weddings. It might be a hour or more to some of the bigger wedding venues. It may even mean that I have to drive to another state, which is sometimes do. I actually enjoy the drive, as I can mentally get ready for my important role of capturing the memories for the couple and family. Just last week, I had the pleasure of attending a wedding at the Mormon Temple in Boston, Massachusetts. It was almost a three hour drive.
The interesting aspect of the ceremony was that I never went inside the temple for the actual ceremony. I wasn’t allowed to enter the Temple because I wasn’t a church member. More than half of the attendees of this wedding did not witness the actual ceremony. This was a first for me as a wedding photographer, but I didn’t mind at all. I fully respect the reasoning behind it. Once the couple had exited the temple, my job began! The couple came out and I was there, capturing the moment. There was a video team there as well.One had the drone in the air. The other was filming on a DSLR camera. We worked well together, taking time to get the shots we needed and felt the couple would enjoy. We spent the next hour or so doing family photos. Then, we spent some time with just the couple at the temple. We moved around the grounds using the giant structure as a backdrop. The couple was happy to create some bridal portraits. We took a 2 hour break, then it was off to the reception!
The reception was held at the Courtyard Boston-Cambridge. They have a great room with large windows to let plenty of light in. To toasts were made the cake was cut they danced and they had fun. We took a few group photos. We said our goodbyes and went off into the night. I could not wait to get home to see the wedding photos I had and what I could do in the digital darkroom on my computer. I have a lot of favorites here in their set. Here are just a few of them.