It is all Atmosphere…
So Jen and Carlos and I met at the 5 Event Center in Minneapolis for a walk through of their wedding venue. This place is absolutely amazing. What was The Fifth Precinct, then Fire Station, then restaurant and now event center is a beautiful example of architectural reuse.
We started our tour by asking Shelly, the event coordinator, if there was the slightest chance that the old prison cells we still intact. And although they were not, we did find some of the old architectural features still present. Old doors, exposed brick and stonework as well as some large support columns for example. Shelly was surprised at my request to see these areas. No one had ever asked to view the lower, industrial, portion of the center for potential wedding portraits. Cool. AND DIBS!
As we walked and talked I became almost giddy. Some much eye candy I was caught off guard.
The use of space is well planned. Nooks and crannies serve purpose and create great opportunities for wedding portraits. The one above will be fantastic when guests can become the focus.
Every turn showed more possibilities. This shot, minus the patiently waiting-to-accomodate-tables, is definitely on the must shoot list.
Talk about cool lighting… it is everywhere! Here are a couple areas were guest will be allowed to mix and mingle before and after the ceremony.
These last couple, one taken while laying on the floor, gotta imagine the Bride and Groom in here… and me not getting stepped on by friends or family… showcase 5 Event Center’s cool, cool architecture. This is going to be amazing!
So we wrapped the eve with a quick stroll outside to scope out all the local amenities that can be taken advantage of for Wedding Portraits. Tons.
On to the engagement shoot. In the next couple of weeks Jen and Carlos and I will spend some quality time with the camera. I think this session is prime for Fusion. Little video, little still, little video, more stills… awesome.