wedding // lane & emily

Hey Everyone! This is my last wedding post of the season…It’s kind of sad to have my second season come to an end., though it was an amazing year and I am glad this wedding in particular is my wedding finale. This was a wedding I shot with a good friend of mine, Jon-Mark Wiltshire. He’s a wicked photographer and a fantastic teacher. Check out his site here —> I look forward to second shooting with a photographer who I get along with so easily. We had a gorgeous day and a gorgeous couple to photograph this past summer. Emily and Lane had perfect weather and were just so relaxed in front of the camera. I always enjoy shooting as a backup quite a bit because I really have no constraints. I look for moments knowing if I miss something else it’s most likely being covered by the main photographer and it lets me just look for other opportunities.

More about Emily & Lane. I’ve know Emily and her family for a bout 10 years as we go to the same church and my wife actually babysat Em when she was really little. I hadn’t really seen her in ages but when Jon-Mark told me he was shooting their wedding I was really eager to be able to shoot it with him. I knew she’d make a striking bride and it certainly didn’t hurt that her husband-to-be looks like he could be a relative of David Beckham. I started the day with Jon-Mark, the bridesmaids, the parents of the bride and of course Emily. The girls were having a relaxing morning at Emily’s parent’s house. It was kind of special having Em’s parents, Steve and Vicki, there while all the girls were getting ready. I only stuck around for a bit before I went over to the guys’ place to shoot them being..well…dudes. Jon-Mark asked me if I’d photograph the guys while he was doing the bridal prep and it was awesome. I really enjoyed it in that it was much different than shooting beautiful girls getting done up and was instead guys playing with knives and eating the most garlic(y) pepperoni ever.

The ceremony was held at the Church of Our Lord and I love shooting there. It’s a very traditional church and it just feels like people should be getting married if they are in there. I absolutely love the photo I got of Lane watching Emily as she first comes through the doors. They love. They just love. After the ceremony we all went to Beacon Hill Park and strolled around. There are so many great places to shoot there and I can’t wait for next year. The photos at the stone church outside were taken I think somewhere on Blanshard. What a fabulous spot and it suited them so well. The reception was held at the Hotel Grand Pacific and was done up beautifully. I only hung out for a few hours and got a few details and the first dance and the best dinner I had all year. One thing I was glad I was there for were the speeches. It was very apparent that Lane & Emily are blessed. The words from everyone to them were sincere and full of love and their words and eyes for each other were the same. I felt fortunate to be able to have been part of their day. I know Em has seen these pics but I was looking forward to being able to share them with everyone. Hope you all enjoy…

Jon-Mark doing his thing.

I love the laughs of the girls getting ready for weddings. It is such a casual environment and very easy for a photographer to get some candids.

I love shoes, it’s weird I guess.

I love this photo below. Title / Dudes

Ok, this photo below is a few frames I stitched together in photoshop to make a gif. Let me know what you think, I totally dig it!

haha! Guys and Girls, some big differences.

I love this and don’t. I love Steve’s anticipation for his daughter but I wonder how I’ll hold up waiting for mine. Hopefully I have a lot of years, like 40 to prepare for it.

The money shot! Take a deep breath Lane.

One of my favs, below

Another favorite, below

Camera info – D700’s, 85mm/1.4, 50mm.1.4, 70-200mm/2.8, 24-70mm/2.8

Thanks for having assist in photographing your wedding Emily & Lane. And thanks to Jon-Mark for having me out, looking forward to some more shoots next year.

Janice - December 22, 2010 - 3:46 am

Phenomonal work Shane! I’m constantly amazed at the way you always seem to outdo yourself – stunning photos, as always/

shaner - December 22, 2010 - 4:56 am

thanks Janice!!!

Georgie Wilson - December 23, 2010 - 6:02 pm

Great work Shane:) I would love to work with you next wedding season

Amanda Tyas - December 31, 2010 - 3:31 am

Love all of these! Awesome work, so creative!

Lindsay - January 15, 2011 - 9:19 pm

too bad they’re not a good looking couple or anything

Lorelei - March 18, 2011 - 4:42 am

Hi Shane! I found you through Jon-Mark (my brother contacted you yesterday for his wedding Aug 27….).

I am new to wedding photography but learning like crazy. I have a question for you if you are willing to answer. The gorgeous full length photo of Emily… is that a Brenizer effect photo? It’s absolutely beautiful!

Thanks so much!

shaner - March 21, 2011 - 11:21 pm

Hey Lorelei! Yes, it is a brenizer. It is probably about 25 pics stitched for that one. It is so crazy sharp that you can count eyelashes!

Lorelei - April 1, 2011 - 1:50 am

Thanks Shane! I’m dying to try this out…

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