Thorncrown Chapel Wedding : Carson & Angelo

Carson & Angelo had their Thorncrown Chapel Wedding on March 12, 2020.  I have always wanted to shoot at this amazing place.  I saw the chapel for the first time early in my career on Pinterest.  From that moment, I always thought how amazing it would be to have the opportunity to photograph a wedding out there.  I arrived in Northwest Arkansas the day before the wedding and made my way to the Crescent Hotel & Spa located in Eureka Springs, AK to get settled in.  This place was amazing.  Bult in 1886, this was one of the most magnificent hotels in America.  Even by today’s standard, this hotel is truly spectacular.  The day I arrived was the real beginning of the COVID-19 crisis that brought our country to a grinding halt.  Luckily, I was able to take my mind off all of that stuff, and focus on documenting this one of a kind celebration.  We kicked the wedding day off with some getting ready shots.  Once those were all wrapped up, we made out way to the chapel.  I must say, the lighting in the space was pretty challenging.  Luckily, I was able to make speedy adjustments exposing for the right values with the constantly changing light.  The whole time I was shooting the ceremony, I was thinking about what I wanted to accomplish with Carson & Angelos’s wedding portraits.  I am super proud of how they turned out.  The first shot in this post is my favorite. All of the fancy flash work and composite stitching is exciting and impressive, but there is very little that can compete with quality natural light.  There was so much color in that forest, that I really needed to take advantage of everything it had to offer.  After we wrapped up all of the natural lighting stuff, I had to do a few flash composites.  Make sure and check out the last image in the series for my favorite composite from the day.  After we got everything wrapped up, we made our way to the reception for the remainder of the evening.  This was an truly amazing day, and I love how this collection turned out.  Many congrats to Carson & Angelo!

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Arkansas Wedding Photography by AJH Photography 2020

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