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This past weekend, I had the good fortune to photograph Taylor and Nick’s wedding at Zukas Hilltop Barn, Spencer, Mass. Taylor and Nick picked a wonderful venue for their wedding. Zukas is located in Worcester County, 20 minutes west of Worcester.

The ceremony was held outside overlooking the rolling hillside. It was a little breezy and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky…not a single one! We photographers like clouds because strong direct sunlight is bright and creates harsh shadows but we do love a challenge (and to complain about light)! So, it was a beautiful day in a beautiful location with a beautiful bride and handsome groom, a recipe for great wedding photography.

The reception was held in an elegant tent that in its own way was pretty spectacular with a checkerboard dance floor and detail lighting.

I will post more photos once Taylor and Nick have had time to enjoy their wedding photographs and in the meantime I hope you enjoy this photo of the couples first dance.

Technique/Equipment:  I was using two strobes inside the tent but for this shot I turned off the off-camera strobe and used a single 580EX II with a Gary Fong light modifier. I pushed the ISO relatively high to capture the available light.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mk IV (Manual Mode) with an on-camera 580EX II (Manual Mode) set to high speed synch
  • Light Modifier: Gary Fong
  • Lens: Canon L series EF 24-70mm f/2.8
  • Focal Length: 24mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Shutter Speed: 1/400th
  • Aperture: f/2.8

Post Processing:

  • Noise removal: Neat Image
  • Contrast Adjustment: Color Efex Pro
  • Vignette: Lightroom CC



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George Ross

A full-service photographer, George Ross specializes in wedding photography, product photography, website photography, sports and portrait photography. Located in Richmond, Rhode Island, George travels and shoots wherever his clients need him. Call 401.284.6106

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