Kali is shredded for her upcoming bodybuilding competition and I’ve been wanting to shoot at the New Brunswick Boxing Gym since working with Leroy Davila for a New Brunswick Today article. Most of the lighting involved my trusty Alien Bee ring flash and the large moon unit light modifier. The gym has a particular ambience that I didn’t want to disrupt. Simple lighting was the way to go. Two of the walls are filled with tall windows that let a great deal of natural light into the space. Keeping the ABR800 close to her tied all of the light together in a believable way.
The building has a lot of character. Red brick, exposed pipe, wooden floors and a hand built boxing ring. Definitely ask them about rentals to have your next fitness shoot there. Special thanks to everyone at the gym for being so accommodating with the schedule and facility.
This wedding was a great one! Getting ahead of myself a bit, but if you came to a wedding and do not have a great time on the dance floor you are missing the entire point. Celebrate with the couple all day/night long. Mark and Ceri’s friends and family did not disappoint.
Back to the normal chronology of the day. Ceri’s vibrant personality and artistic flair was written all over the day. Her dress and winged crown were a winning combo. Mark wore his formal Marine attire. Looked super sharp of course! Marines know how to do it right.
I can’t say enough nice things about everyone I met that day. Ceri’s brother Nick even joined us for conversation while Jeff (second camera/assistant) and I ate our dinner. Class acts across the board.
Below you will find an image containing Voltron: Defender of the Universe.
Here is the story behind that composite. I wanted to do something special for Mark and Ceri. I hadn’t met them prior to their wedding day, but I knew they both were into sci-fi and Japanese pop culture. Well the hotel depicted here was not only rude to me, but they botched her room. No room to get ready in! And to her credit she marched right out and the show went on at McLoone’s.
Originally I was going to do a simple composite of Voltron standing next to the bride and groom on the beach. But once Voltron found out about this situation the lions came together and put a stop to the bad behavior within the hotel. Maybe the next time you want to be rude to a bride on her wedding day, you will consider that the Defender of the Universe has eyes upon you.