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RF Wedding of the Week: Natural Martha’s Vineyard Beauty by Margot Landen (25 Images)

By // February 27, 2014 // Posted in Photography, Wedding, Wedding of the Week

Photographer Margot Landen is based in Houston, but as she says on her website, “almost every shoot involves getting on a plane, which I love!”

This has accounted for some gorgeous destination weddings shot by the photographer, whose work has been featured in Town & Country weddings, Harper’s Bazaar and People magazine (most notably for the wedding of actress Lake Bell and husband Scott Campbell—which Landen talks about in the upcoming April issue of Rangefinder).

SMITH_8478This week’s wedding is one of the destinations Landen is known for, at the nuptials of Hannah and Eben on Martha’s Vineyard. Landen’s effortless style comes across perfectly in this wedding—good, clean, quality photography without taking on anything trendy or contrived.

SMITH_7456SMITH_7431 SMITH_7544SMITH_7794SMITH_2-2“Hannah and Eben are as natural as they come,” says Landen. “They welcomed me with open arms. It is always important to establish a sense of trust and comfort. I felt that immediately with them. As a photographer, your creativity can stretch when the chemistry is right.”

SMITH_7900 SMITH_7929 SMITH_7872 SMITH_7860 SMITH_7835Landen’s gear bag included two Nikon D3s, a Nikon F3 HP, a 50mm f/1.4, 80-200mm f/2.8, 14-24mm f/2.8, 16mm fisheye, 85mm f/1.4, SB-800, SB-900 speedlights and a Lensbaby macro kit.

SMITH_8046 SMITH_8055 SMITH_8166 SMITH_8174 SMITH_8208What was the best part of shooting this wedding? “We just had fun!” says the photographer. “Also, Martha’s Vineyard was the perfect backdrop for their laid-back barn-style wedding. Every inch of the island is a bouquet of charm.”

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See more of Margot Landen’s work here.

To submit a Wedding of the Week,  email Jessica.

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Jessica Gordon

Jessica Gordon loves discovering new photographers, and learning about historic image-makers who’ve helped evolve the craft. As senior editor for Rangefinder magazine, she’s passionate about clever copy and great design. On the weekends, you can find her biking around Brooklyn and downward dogging in yoga.

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