Rochelle & Jonathan got married at San Fernando Cathedral and their reception followed at the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio, TX. This was a fantastic day and an absolutely beautiful wedding. I really love shooting at San Fernando. It is one of the prettiest churches I have photographed, and it is always a pleasure visiting that marvelous space. We started the day at St. Anthony for some getting ready shots. After I bounced back and forth between the bridal suite and groom’s room, we headed to the church for some pre-ceremony photography. Once we were ready to rock, the ceremony kicked off. The lighting in that church is tremendous. It glows golden light everywhere and has a really fantastic perspective at the back, for some high up shots. The first photo in the series is a three image flash composite of Rochelle & Jonathan in front of the cathedral. I focused the light for the first image on their faces, and the second blast was concentrated on her cathedral veil. My assistant tossed the veil, giving the illusion of a wind gust. Once it was patched together over my base image, it came out awesome. I am a huge fan of executing those really complex photos that pop! It is certainly challenging, but it gives those images a unique property that would otherwise be impossible. Although it sounds really time-consuming, it only took about 2 minutes. The key is to have the plan in advance rather than just winging it 🙂
After we left the church, we headed to the hotel for some more photos, as well as the reception. We started off on the top deck of St. Anthony for some wedding party shots as well as a few images of Jonathan & Rochelle. After we wrapped all of that up, it was party time. These guys had an absolute blast, and I am honored to have been included in their wedding day.
Many congrats to Rochelle & Jonathan!