Weddings by Keith Heptinstall

Chattanooga Wedding Photography

This Wedding takes place at the Second Presbyterian Church and reception at The Mill, both in Chattanooga Tn. This was an Amazing wedding that turned into an incredible reception blow out that was full of fun partying and Elvis! We start off at Second Presbyterian for the nuptials with a full house. and this place was packed. Church weddings like this one are unique in a couple of different respects. Its a totally different look than outside weddings. It has limitations such as mobility for photographers, lighting and a completely different feel and atmosphere than outside weddings. Nothing too fancy about the wedding itself, though beautiful, we had our limitations. This is a good segue for talking about limitations.

A lot of churches have them. If you want photographers to have free reign at your wedding to get all the angles, make sure you check with the wedding venues (typically churches) about those limitations. Some churches don’t allow photographer to past the last row of guests. In those cases make sure your guests sit as close as possible to the front. Others make photographers stay at the back of the church. Just something to think about when booking an inside wedding venue.

Ill probably do a blog on this subject soon so you can weigh out the pros and cons of inside vs. outside weddings

On to the reception! The Mill in Chattanooga is bar none, one of the best reception places in Chattanooga. Weddings can be done there too but this particular one was only the reception. With the proper lighting from other vendors this place can look incredible. Photographers who know good lighting can actually use this lighting to their advantage making almost a Hollywood cinematic feel to them. For information contact me here on my website or my Facebook Page.

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Bridal Portraits

Bridal Portraits

Chattanooga Wedding and Portrait Photography

Bridal Portraits are an incredible way to show off the bride and her wedding dress before the wedding day.  The show before the show, if you will.  A celebration of the upcoming nuptials that start her new life and here I decided to take a different approach. While bridal portraits are traditional and dreamy, this time i wanted to do something that I hadn’t seen actually at all.  And before you ask, Yes, this is indeed a model.  Shes one of the best in the local biz and I called her in to be able to put a new direction to the otherwise “traditional” bridal Portraits. I wanted something more edgy; a little more bold and daring and “not your typical Bridals”. Why? Because lets face it, guys and gals…everyone isn’t the same. There are some edgy, alternative and little more unrefined people want something different, bold unique but also beautiful and tailored more to their personality. If the Bridal Session is truly about her, why not let her express herself the way she wants to; her way.

Don’t get me wrong. Traditional Bridals are beautiful, and i can shoot those just as easily but “traditional” shouldn’t be the ONLY option out there. That’s where i come in. I’m taking the bridals to the next level for all the non traditional, alternative, a little more free people out there, I don’t bind you to the confines of industry standards; We simply make our own standards.

Also, a thing to note here, this is not the tradition wedding dress either. This is a wedding dress,  but this one more relaxed and loose to allow the bride to move about freely and do what she wants to do and allowed the dress to become part of the art. And I gotta tell ya..the summers here in Chattanooga.

For more information on Bridals contact me here on my website on the main page  Or my Facebook Page. For more information on this beautiful wedding venue please contact Kathy Proctor  HERE.

Bridal Portraits