Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Wedding with Cliff Mautner in Wilmington, DE

I had the privilege of working with Philadelphia photographer Cliff Mautner in Wilmington Delaware. The wedding ceremony was in the Brandywine Valley at the Dupont estate; Winterthur Museum and Gardens.

The Winterthur Gardens and museum are a great place to visit throughout the year. Stroll through the gardens and learn a bit about the Dupont dynasty. There is always some interesting event at the garden worth seeing from the Yule display to antique and car shows.

This special wedding was held by the reflecting pool near the library. Visit the Winterthur website for more info.


The Dupont Hotel is located in downtown Wilmington and was the location for the both bridal preparations and the reception. The hotel is a winner of the Conde Nast Awards and the rooms have been the site for a number of fashion photo-shoots.

Cliff Mautner is a fellow member of DWF (Digital Wedding Forum) and will be teaching a four-day workshop in Chicago with several other DWF mentors. This workshop is titled the DWF University and runs August 14th-17th. Check out the DWF website for more info.

It was fun to watch Cliff working with natural light and something increasingly rare;35mm film. We had beautiful light from the east spilling in the windows of the bridal suite for preparations and after the ceremony the setting sun illuminated a hillside with tall grass where Cliff photographed both the bride and groom in silhouette and warm but harsh light.

I love to see other artists at work in all kinds of lighting conditions.

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