Photographer: Matt Haines
Camera: Mamiya 645AF
Film Stock: Kodak Portra 400

The bride and groom had a ‘first look’ and we were wandering around the wooded section of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, looking for cute locations. Along the way I had been looking for a bench for them to sit in, so I could shoot them from behind. We made it all the way to the ceremony site and I thought, hey, what better spot than where they’re going to get married in an hour or so! I had to shoo away the catering staff and florist so I could give the illusion of aloneness…but I love the result. I’ll have to try this again in future.

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