This one goes way back. I’m really reaching back in the archives now. I have worked at the Grand Island Mansion 10 times in my 20 year career. I’m surprised how I got booked for a wedding that far off the beaten path. The drive is scenic on highway 12. Then after Lodi, a long dirt road that parallels the delta. It is a nice trip during the day, a little scary at night when the fog blankets the entire area. For a time, I was shooting many weddings there, often back to back Saturday and Sunday, then again the next Saturday.
This wedding took place back in the very early days of digital photography. The black and white you see here is actually TRUE black and white film. What I was doing back then was shooting with digital [in color naturally] and then augmenting the digital coverage with true black and white film. Moreover, this film was 645 medium format.
You can also get an idea of what my magazine style album designs looked like back then in 2003. Not bad, but I have come along way in the areas of wedding album design and creation of the layouts. I now design as a single canvas, rather then left and right pages.
The below images were shot in color with digital, then the color removed from various areas of the picture to give you what you see here. I only mention it because I said I was using true black and white film and for all except the below is black and white film.
If you are having a wedding at the Grand Island Mansion, please contact me! Thanks for reading!