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SUNDY HOUSE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY DELRAY BEACH FLORIDA

Couture Bridal Photography captures Bianca and James Sundy House Wedding In Delray Beach, Florida!

I was hired by Bianca and James for their engagement and wedding photography in 2017. They had booked the Sundy house as their Wedding venue for the beautiful flora and romantic ambience. The Sundy house is a historic home and land parcel as well as the oldest home in the city of Delray Beach, Florida. Bianca & James chose the historic Sundy House for its sheer romantic beauty, accommodations, amazing foliage and gorgeous layout. 

The day started by capturing the Bianca's wedding details and some images of her getting ready. I photographed her dress, shoes and invites which she wanted recorded as part of her special wedding day. I then when over to James accommodations and captured some of him preparing to leave for the ceremony. The ceremony took place on a small field surrounded by palms and bamboo trees on the south side of the property. During the wedding ceremony my photography assistant became my second photographer and together we captured various angles while he focused mostly on James. 

After the wedding ceremony, I photographed the bridal party and parents. We then went around the property to create beautiful bridal portraits for Bianca and James wedding photography collection. We started on the north side of the Sundy House property where there is a green wall of Ivy as a backdrop for some fun images. We then re-entered the Sundy House property and utilized the small walking bridges and backgrounds to create very beautifully lit, warm and romantic bridal portraits. Bianca and James then returned to her bridal suite to freshen up and relax a little before their first dance took place. 

The Sundy House is an amazing venue for a romantic wedding, but poses many challenges for a wedding photographer. The Sundy house property does have a canopy of trees and foliage that block a lot of sunlight and along with the time of year and ceremony time requires lots of artificial lighting to create sharp colorful images. Bianca and James planned to perform their first dance as man and wife inside a gazebo that is surrounded by water. The sun was already down and I wanted to properly light them for beautiful images. I clamped a small flash to a truss under the ceiling of the gazebo pointing up to spread the light evenly over Bianca and James, as they danced. I then placed another flash on a stand behind them for a backlighting and rim light effect and my assistant held a 600 w/second strobe with a 28" soft box from next to me across from the gazebo on the other side of the small pond. This light my assistant used was powerful enough to light the entire scene around Bianca and James while the flashes inside the gazebo and behind them highlighted them. 

After the first dance in the gazebo Bianca Joined her father for their first dance under an oak tree adjacent to the Sundy House reception area. I used another speed light with a diffuser to soften the light on them as they danced together. 

The Reception took place and while Bianca, James and their guests ate, My assistant and I set up multiple speed lights in the room where the dancing would take place. I used 2 speed lights mounted on stands and one clamped to a wall pointed towards the center of the room knowing my assistant would be lighting my photos from besides me with the strobe and soft box.

I love the Sundy House in Delray Beach, Florida for weddings. It is a very beautiful venue for a romantic wedding day, but for photographers it is a lighting challenge. Brides and Grooms should be very cautious with who they use for their wedding photography because natural light wedding photographers and those not properly equipped, skilled or experienced with off camera lighting will have a tough time creating clean, sharp images unless it is a day time wedding.

John and Elizabeth Shaw Sundy House - 106 S Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444

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