When photographing weddings, it’s very important to compose, look for moments, and see the light. It all came together this afternoon in a very simple image. The Omni Homestead hosted Sharon and Onkar’s wedding. There were two ceremonies, a traditional Indian wedding in the morning, and a western ceremony in the afternoon. During the traditional Indian ceremony, I noticed this little one drifting off to sleep with the window light was perfectly cast on his face. The gesture of the hands is an important component. You can see the tremendous detail on the hands along with the feel of a caring mother’s touch.
The ceremony was held in the Dominion Room while the outdoor ceremony was at the Golf Advantage School, a wonderful outdoor location with the view of The Homestead second to none.
The Omni Homestead is a perfect venue for one’s nuptials, as it can the house weddings of all sizes. Cali and Rachel are exceptional members of the staff and a joy to work with when planning and executing your event. I highly recommend them.
Sharon and Onkar came to Charlottesville for their engagement session and I had a wonderful afternoon getting to know them and enjoying the wonderful day we had in downtown Charlottesville. We went to The Paramount Theater, the tracks, and many of the local businesses and alleys in the area. Congratulations you two! I enjoyed my time with you both and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Rob Garland is the owner of Rob Garland Photographers, an award winning Charlottesville wedding photographer that specializes in wedding 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.
“My passion is to make photographs at every wedding that make the day unique. Simply put, I’m looking for “the moment.” That one split second, captured with the camera, that won’t ever be repeated. It might be the way the light is falling on a tear, a laugh, a touch of emotion, or that feeling within someone that resonates when looking at the photograph of the moment. I want to be surprised and give my clients that piece of the day that isn’t planned or something they didn’t notice. All photographers capture images of the wedding couple in an embrace, kissing, processing, recessing, dancing, cutting the cake, and the details. It’s all part of a wedding weekend and so important to capture. To compliment those images, I have to go after something more avant-garde, special and heartfelt. It’s what I
crave every time I pick up the camera, whether it is an image of my daughter in the comfort of my own home or a wedding photograph at any one of the many exceptional locations world-wide. Above is just one of those moments and the story behind it. There are more to come. Enjoy!”