This is from the wedding Juliette and I attended back in October, a couple of close friends from our college days. Each table had a different theme taken from a story that was meaningful to the couple. Ours was "Rivendell," which I imagine most of my readers will recognize from J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. As you can see, it all came together beautifully.

Looking over the shots I got that day made me think it would be a lot of fun to shoot weddings. Stressful, but fun.

Technical info: Shot with a Nikon D40 and Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G DX lens, in manual exposure mode. Aperture f/1.8, shutter 1/60 sec, ISO 800. Post-processing in Aperture 3: slight curve for highlight recovery and constrast.



Very unusual and interesting composition. Great depth of field as well.


I really like the idea of fiction-themed tables. I don't remember enough about Rivendell to catch the allusions, but I like that the centerpiece was probably remarkably cheap to make too. Only two flowers, a cool stick, a piece of wood, some moss, and a couple of votive candles on ribbon. Neat!