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Real Wedding - Leah and David - Audobon Aquarium of the Americas

wedding portrait by Scott Myers, New Orleans, Louisiana

When Leah first contacted me regarding her wedding, I was immediately excited about the possibility of an opportunity to shoot in an unusual and challenging setting.   Every wedding is a little different and unique, but throwing in a totally different setting such as the aquarium really lends a sense of challenge and excitement for me as a photographer.  I knew that it would be a challenge to successfully light the ceremony in front of the massive aquarium tank, bringing out the color of the background while avoiding too much glare from the glass.   Carefully selecting angles for the ceremony turned out to be the best approach for me, and I was able to minimize the reflections pretty successfully.  There were also some nice opportunities for portraits both in the aquarium, and right outside on the Riverwalk.  The view from the hotel where the ladies were getting ready was also amazing:

Preparation

There were plenty of nice moments to catch as Leah and David got ready for the wedding.  You could tell their friends were extremely excited about the union as well.  When everyone was all ready, we made the short walk over to the aquarium.

Ceremony

The ceremony was short but sweet, officiated by a friend of theirs, and with some sweet vows that they wrote themselves.

Portraits:

My opportunities for portraits came throughout the day, from the preparation part of the day at the hotel, some of the time at the aquarium before the ceremony, as well as a little bit of time after the ceremony.  That meant I needed to be ready to move pretty quickly, and have an idea of what I wanted to accomplish, with some shots in mind. 

Reception:

After the ceremony and portraits, it was on to the party, with some nice heartfelt speeches and plenty of dancing.

Thank you Leah and David, for the challenge, and for the opportunity to capture memories for your future life together!