RF Wedding of the Week: Into the Woods with Lucas Mobley

By // April 16, 2014 // Posted in Photography, Wedding, Wedding of the Week

A nature-filled, wooded wedding almost always provides interesting, beautiful shots, but there are also plenty of challenges to shooting such an event: dark, shaded areas hidden by over-arching trees; inclement weather; uneven terrain. Photographer Lucas Mobley overcame such challenges while shooting a gorgeous ceremony in a family property near Bremerton, Washington overlooking the Hood Canal.

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lucas_mobley_photography-003And of the couple, Rachel and Jimmy, Mobley says, “Their first look was one of the most emotional I have ever witnessed. Think cable car to the beach and tears of joy. The ceremony was in the woods behind Rachel’s childhood home under a chandler hung from a tall tree. The view was beautiful, dancing was epic, food was great and the camping was necessary after so much fun.”

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To see more of Lucas Mobley’s “candid Seattle wedding photography,” visit his blog. To submit a Wedding of the Week,  email Jessica Gordon.

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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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