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It’s All About the Light…

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Melissa and Kevin got married at Windrush Farm, a place very close to my heart.

It is the farm where… I fell in love with my husband, where I lived for a year and a half in a barn and learned how to milk a cow, collect eggs, and help sheep have their lambs, and where I photographed my very first wedding five years ago.

So it was really fun to photograph another wedding there, and to think about all that I have done and learned in the last five years. But one reason why I like photographing at Windrush Farm so much is because the light is amazing… both inside the house and outside of the house. And the secret to getting good wedding photographs is choosing a place with good light.

It helped that Melissa and Kevin had their ceremony at sunset. They made that decision to honor their Jewish traditions, but I like to think they made the decision to help out their photographer. Regardless of the reason, it was so much fun to photograph because the light was beautiful every direction I turned.

It also helped that the ceremony was in the middle of a pasture and that it was timed perfectly with the rising of a full moon. So the light, the moon, the people, the red tail hawk crying over our heads… they all were incredible…. and unfortunately so was the wind.

The wind was very, very cold. But everyone huddled together as best as they could, and afterward we all had a greater appreciation for the big ball of fire in the sky and for the tall silver poles of fire that were on the patio and in the tent during the reception.

Congratulations, Melissa and Kevin. Good job picking such a great place and time of day to get married, and thanks for letting me document your beautiful big step forward.

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About the author paige green

Paige Green is a documentary and portrait photographer, whose storytelling approach to photography frequently addresses issues involving agriculture, land use, and food. Her work is featured in nine books and has been published in Glamour, National Geographic Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Country Living, House Beautiful, and Culture. Paige lives in Petaluma, CA with a house full of boys.

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5 Comments

  1. these shots are stunning paige!! love it!!

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  2. You have incredible talent Paige, absolutely beautiful!!!!

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  3. It’s all about the LOVE! and the light. Thank you for your work at our wedding. We and our parents are so impressed with the photos and your talent. The photobooth was fantastic too, even though it didn’t make the blog. This post a very exciting sneak peak of the Rollieflex film shots. Thanks again..Kevin and I couldn’t be happier with the photos…and well, generally!!!

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  4. lovely , just lovely!!!! Jude

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  5. Hey girl! Just looking up something about Mimi for a story and happened upon all these gorgeous pictures! You are so talented. It’s as if you and the camera are one. Wish you were here in Chattanooga to shoot Annie’s (Kaki’s big sis) wedding in March!!!
    Hope all is well with you!
    Love,
    Anne

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