Mr. and Mrs. Carl Townsend

August 4, 2021by quentinjmurphy0

“For you, I would travel to outer space. Take a bullet to the heart just to keep you safe For you, anything for you With you, all the years just fade away Like a dream in my arms, but I’m wide awake With you, whenever I’m with you”

I had a blast working with this couple! Laramie reached out to me in March of earlier this year. We had the opportunity to work on the engagement session along with their engagement video. After that, I knew we would be able to create a great project for them.

The wedding day was located at the beautiful resort of Stonewall Jackson Lake. Earlier, that day we didn’t have the best weather to fly the drone. That’s why in the video we only had limited shots. However, as the day progressed it got hot, quick!

Working along side me was my second shooter, Kiersten Knicley. Usually during an event like this I tend to get closer shots and she works the room. Just being her second wedding she is learning quickly and finding out which shots we need the most.

She is seen here using a Sony a7iir with an 85mm lens. Lately it’s been one of my more favorites lens to use for events like this. We tend to like the Sony’s because of the amazing auto focus features and the quality that it produces through video.

The venue provided a beautiful back drop for the most of our shots. However, during the ceremony we had harsh light. The weather is unpredictable and I feel like we was prepared but harsh light can make or break a moment. Overall, the inside of the venue was perfect for our low light Sony’s.

Specifically, on the dance floor the low light Sony’s provided perfect precision with the lights and auto focus. As you can see here the movement is still quick from dancing but the shutter speed went perfect with the iso, making a clear photo that needed little to no editing. The DJ provided a light system with lasers that made these photos look more like a club celebration. These were some of my favorites of the night!

Another example of low light is the send off was later that night. As you can see you, the Sony’s provided a clear image that is not saturated with grain from a bumped up ISO.

If you ever get a chance to shoot a wedding, I hope you get a chance to shoot a send off that includes sparklers. It’s a fun way to get the guests involved and the results always looks so amazing!

Shot and Edited by Murphy Photography and Film

Second Shooter- Kiersten Knicely

Venue- Stonewall Jackson Lake and Resort

Sony a7iir- 50mm 1.8 / 85 mm 1.4

Drone Mavic Air Pro 2

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