A’BULAE Light Painted Wedding Photograph

A’BULAE Light Painted Wedding Photograph

I’ve put the finishing touches on Ben and Emilee’s unique A’BULAE light painted wedding photograph. Ben and Emilee’s wedding was so much fun that we’ve already featured it in two other blog posts! Both are complete with two highlight music videos.

Part One included A’BULAE wedding photos of everyone getting ready, the first looks, wedding party photos in Mears Park (complete with at Saint Paul Fire Department firetruck), and family portraits created at A’BULAE.

Part Two began with A’BULAE wedding photographs from their pretty wedding ceremony held up on the Broadway Rooftop at A’BULAE. It continued with the social hour, toasts, cake cutting (actually smashing), and concluded with lots of fun on the dance floor.

After creating one of my favorite engagement photos of all time, a light painting of the two of them and a Falcon Heights firetruck, I had to create a light painting on their wedding day too! This was the final image that Joannie & I created at Ben and Emilee’s beautiful A’BULAE wedding.

The starting image of an A'BULAE light painted wedding photograph of a bride and groom in the Capitol Lounge at A"BULAE in St. Paul, MN.

Ben & Emilee (along with some helpers) at the start of their light painting photo.

I had a difficult time trying to decide where we could create their wedding light painting. It was too cold outside to be out there for any period of time. So I went with the unique wall sculpture in A’BULAE’s pretty Capitol Lounge & Bar as the scene that we would light paint.

Light Painting In A’BULAE’s Capitol Lounge & Bar

The dance was in full swing when we set up for the light painting. I employed our new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4.0L USM ultra-wide lens. This would allow us to get the whole scene in without blocking access to wedding guests. That, and the lens gives a perspective that’s just plain cool!

After a couple of test shots, Ben & Emilee joined us for their part of the light painting, looking awesome! They pulled that off without a hitch! As you can see in the “before” image above, we also incorporated two “voice activated light stands” as our kicker light holders, Emilee’s dad and one of the groomsmen (I cannot remember which one he was, I’m sorry man!).

After a few images, Ben, Emilee, and our two “volunteers” went back to having fun at the dance. Then Joannie and I got to work light painting the entire scene. Here’s the final image.

A'BULAE light painted wedding photograph of a bride and groom in the Capitol Lounge at A"BULAE in St. Paul, MN.

Ben & Emilee’s completed light painting wedding photo at A’BULAE.

We’ve got a short video on YouTube that shows the whole process in under a minute. Check it out! –M&J

“A’BULAE Light Painted Wedding Photograph” © 2018 Michael Anderson Photography.

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