We love ourselves a little Mystic Seaport adventure. Dan, Emily, and I headed down to photograph and film Nichole and John’s wedding. The Seaport is such a cool place for a wedding and for photos and video. The village area is loaded with cool buildings and backdrops and there’s great textures everywhere.
The weather was looking a little threatening for most of the morning but the rain held out until after first look and bridal party photos which was pretty awesome. Right as we finished it started coming down. Hard. The outdoor ceremony had to be moved inside. Nichole decided she didn’t want to have the ceremony under the tent where the reception was set up so instead we found a nearby building to have it in that had a walkway about five feet wide. It was all dark wood and the only light was leaking in through small windows on the long wall. The other part of the building was a display area for the textile machinery. For that reason, the building was extremely long and narrow.
It was pretty cool, but it was also pretty dark. Nichole asked us if we could make it happen in there and we assured her it’d be fine. I hopped the wall and went into the display area to set up a couple speedlights and umbrellas on stands to balance the light that was coming in from the windows on the opposite side. It was probably the most interesting setup we’ve ever photographed at a wedding. I think it ended up coming out pretty cool.
The rest of the wedding was under a tent so everyone quickly forgot about the downpouring rain. It was actually kind of neat to be under the tent and dry while the sky dumped serious water all around us.
Check out the wedding film and some of the photo highlights below. Congrats to Nichole and Jon and thanks for having us!