I had not met Brad or Jordan until a week or so before they got married, but felt instantly welcome by them and their family. I had also never shot a wedding video: The challenge was set, and I sought to meet it. This is the result.
The couple was married on beautiful family property in Forest, Va., on Oct. 12, 2013. The setting was rustic, but in the purest sense: no ironic suspenders or banjos -- just elegant.
Glauco Lima, of Robot Activate, assisted as a second shooter for this film, and Kelly and Ryan Portnoy, of Kellan Studios, taught me more than a few lessons.
Many thanks to the friends and photographers who let me borrow some essentials to put this together, and to Andy Zipf for letting me use his beautiful song, "Gracious Woman" from his record, Jealous Hands. Check him out with his new band at www.thecowardschoir.com.
Shot with a Canon 5D Mark II, and the lenses listed below. -Canon 24-105mm f/4-L
Canon 35mm f/1.4-L
Canon 135mm f/2-L
Canon FD 50mm f/1.8
*Also used: Canon 7D with a 30mm Sigma lens.
Glauco Lima // Robot Activate
Kelly and Ryan Portnoy // Kellan Studios
Matthew Addington // DuckDuck Collective
Andy Zipf // The Cowards Choir
Ryan Carl // Pilgramers
Adam Barnes // Adam Barnes Photography
Seth Trittipoe // Seth Trittipoe Photography
The Smith and Davis family