After we finished our afternoon session with Tim at the conservatory, we dropped him off at his hotel for a rest and decided to go to my mother’s to hang out and wait for our evening session. We planned this break so that we could go back to Franklin Park Conservatory after sunset and catch some images with the Light Raiment II lit up.
When we got back to my parents’ house, we had snacks and I went to the bathroom for the first time in 12 hours. Using Mrs. Cola’s tutorial, I went all by myself and was very proud of it.
We enjoyed a relaxing couple hours talking with my parents about how well the wedding went (all the food left!), and Mama Funnel Cake got her Dryel stain pen out and made that big purple splotch on my dress disappear in seconds. Whew!
Before heading out the door to pick Tim back up, I finally took my veil off and changed my earrings to the smaller pearls that matched the glittery necklace that I decided to wear for the evening session. I wasn’t sure how close Tim would get, but I figured it was a good opportunity to change my look! I also put my lace jacket back on.
To be honest, I wasn’t sure how well Tim would do during the evening session because night photography is not really his thing. I had thought about this before I decided to go with him for photography, but decided that this was such a small part of the day that I really wanted to focus on what kind of images we’d get from the daytime. Anything extra was a bonus.
Tim admitted that he would be doing a lot of experimenting with his pocket wizard flashes, which I was totally fine with, and in the end he managed to capture everything I really wanted in this night session. Bravo, Tim!
The images at night have a kind of magic that wasn’t there during the daytime…
Funnily enough, the wedding that was setting up as ours was ending was still going on. They happened to be playing music during the reception and we started dancing along. We joked that we spent all our money on Tim’s photography, so we couldn’t afford a real wedding and had to mooch off the music from the wedding going on inside the palm house.
It was an unplanned dance, but thinking of Mrs. Jaguar’s private dance, this was a time for us to enjoy each other all alone. I loved dancing in my husband’s arms yet again. One last dance before our long day ended. It was incredibly relaxing and moving at the same time.
Sure, we might be blurry in a lot of the photos, but as a photographer myself, I knew that going in. Night photography is hard! I was happy to simply enjoy the moment twirling around in my husband’s arms.
I’m so happy we decided to stay up for the night session at the conservatory. We are so happy to have some of these fantastic images with the conservatory lit up, and I can’t wait to get some as prints!
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*All pictures by Timwill Photography unless noted*