Amber House B&B is a quaint inn not too far from the State Capitol with beautifully manicured back lot garden just enough for a small party of about thirty guests gathered to celebrate Kim and Michael's wedding. The inn is split into two Victorian buildings facing each other over a quiet neighborhood street.
I thought the bride looked beautiful... because she was gushing with joy. I don't mind... it makes my work easy to capture.
I often shoot down from a step stool I bring in during bridal preparations. I ask the bride to relax on the floor and gaze up for a portrait focused on the bride's dominant (closest) eye. With a quality portrait lens with sufficient compression and razor thin depth-of-field at wide open aperture, you get the kind of signature Cliff Mautner shots of Kim in this collection. I think by far, I was able to capture one of the most glowingly stunning bridal portraits so far...
There were many moments to capture, but Kim's son, Carter's interaction with his mother as she readied to be escorted down by him across the street to the garden where her friends and family were waiting was so sweet.
It was sunny as can be but the welcome shade from the big oak tree provided ample shade for the witnesses for the entire ceremony.
Vows and symbolisms (mixing of colored sands) were emotive.
The climax that was the cake cutting brought out the good natured buffoonery between the newlyweds.
It was time to dispense with formalities and begin enjoying life...