I can endlessly talk about how much we love documenting wedding celebrations at Union Trust in Philadelphia. There so many reasons why this one of a kind wedding venue became one of our biggest favorites in the city. First, the space is beyond gorgeous and brilliant. Any perspective, any angle works perfectly for stunning imagery. The venue's uplighting is bright, vivid and gives the photographs a vibrant pop of color, which is a huge benefit. Secondly, the Finley Catering team is just amazing. They care so much about their brides and grooms, providing unforgettable experience for the couple and their families and friends. I have to admit that they treat their vendors like family as well providing us the best working environment possible.
This photograph was taken during the Union Trust wedding reception when the bride and groom were performing their first dance as husband and wife. Their bridal party was nicely lined up behind them, cheering on and having their hands up in the air. That created a wonderful compositional element to showcase the atmosphere of a true celebration that reigned at the reception. We wanted to angle our off camera flash in such a way so that it illuminates the bride and groom as the main object and slightly touches the bridal party standing in the background.
Canon 5D mark III, IS0 640; 35mm; f/4.5; 1/100 sec.
Location: 717 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106.