Wedding Photography Light Painting in the IDS Center Crystal Court
I’ve (finally) completed Matt and Jennifer’s beautiful wedding photography light painting in the IDS Center Crystal Court. It’s by far the largest light painting we’ve ever attempted to date. I’m not sure how many cubic feet the Crystal Court is, but all I know is that the total area that Joannie & I light painted was pretty large!
It was a cold, damp wedding day for Matt and Jennifer, so we stayed inside at Windows On Minnesota. Joannie & I felt pretty bad that we couldn’t create any wedding photos outside. So I was bound and determined to create a light painting for them. I just wasn’t sure where their wedding light painting would happen.
Shortly after their wedding ceremony, I took the elevator down 50 floors. I wanted to find out if they would even let us light paint in the IDS Center Crystal Court. After explaining to security what I had in mind, they gave us clearance and we were on!
Light Painting in Thirty Minutes or Less
The only stipulation they gave us was that we had to work fast. They gave us 30 minutes. Considering the size of the area that we had to light paint, I think we did a pretty darn good job! I’m not sure if they really even held us to the 30 minutes, but I know we worked as fast as we could.
So once we had Matt and Jennifer’s first dances photographed, Joannie & I took all of our light painting gear down 50 floors and set up. We wanted to make sure that Matt & Jennifer would only miss a few minutes of their dance. We had them wait fifteen minutes for us to get set up, and then they came down to the lobby so we could create their light painting in the IDS Center Crystal Court!
It really went very smoothly because there weren’t many people around. At that hour, the IDS Center Crystal Court is pretty quiet, which was fine with us. Here’s the finished piece!
I’ve put together about a one minute video of the whole process. Thanks for reading and watching and Happy Holidays! – M&J