The Mohawk House in Sparta, NJ is a beautiful rustic venue perfect for an occasion like a wedding. My clients, Jennifer and Beatrice (Bea) came to me about two months before their big day looking for a wedding photographer because our mutual friend, who is also an amazing nail tech, referred me.
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The weather on the wedding day was a perfect amount of intermittent cloudy and sunny, which allowed for easy and diffused pictures when capturing candid and big moments like exchanging vows. Pro tip: every photographer will always prefer a cloudy day to a sunny one because there’s no harsh lighting on the subject.
Congratulations to the beautiful couple! I’m so happy to have been a small part of it.
It was actually quite confusing driving to Mohawk House. When entering the location in Google Maps, for some reason it kept routing to the Lake House Cafe. After asking around and driving around town, I finally figured out that in order for the GPS to accurately work, the location for the Sparta United Methodist Church, which is right next to the Mohawk House in Sparta needed to be entered. Upon looking up Mohawk House in Sparta, NJ again, it seems that the issue in Google Maps has been resolved!
This was actually the first wedding I photographed on my own as the main, so it was super important to be as professional and prepared as possible! Having two cameras is essential so that there’s a backup option should the main camera malfunction. Additionally, having a dual-slot camera is necessary to back up the main memory card should that malfunction as well. My main camera is the Sony APS-C camera, a6400, so I had to rent the a7iii which is a full-frame camera with dual slots.
Wedding photographers also carry two cameras on them with a harness which allows them to use two different focal lengths at a moment’s notice instead of fumbling to switch lenses, which could miss an epic moment. I bought a leather harness from Etsy and will definitely be using it more for client events such as weddings.
Sony a7iii (main body) + Sony 35mm, f/1.4 G Master (lens)
Sony a6400 (2nd body) + Sony 50mm, f/1.8 (2nd lens)
Lexar Professional memory card