I love showing moments in black and white, but this particular image shows itself very well in color. Howard’s Creek Lodge at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia is an outstanding place for a wedding and reception. Leslie and Rusty had the perfect evening for a reception – not too hot – not too cold. People enjoyed a tented reception with dancing inside the lodge. This is another example of layering within an image. The sky, the tent, the lodge, the reflection, and the wall all make up part of the image. My favorite piece of this image is the campfire (it’s small….to the left of the lodge) and the group of four people talking with light from the fire illuminating their faces. This image was taken approximately 20-30 minutes after sunset – often the perfect time for images like this. Their is still a small amount of light left in the sky and allows us to make a time exposure and capture the scene perfectly.
Rob Garland is the owner of Rob Garland Photographers, a company which specializes in photojournalism and fine art printing. Rob prides himself on a classic, intuitive, heartfelt documentation with the utmost in visual integrity. He has documented many destination weddings throughout the U.S. and abroad as well as Charlottesville weddings at many of our outstanding local venues. Rob loves imagery that fails to go in and out of style and personal touches that make each wedding unique.