under the willow tree
tranquil bride
loving you
groom evolution
ceremony sepia
blackhawk kiss
blackhawk by the lake
blackhawk bridesmaids
blackhawk rings
blackhawk wedding veil
bridal party at blackhawk
bride and groom boquet
bride with rose
fun bridal party
reception at blackhawk
ring bearer blackhawk

Blackhawk Country Club Wedding Photography Gallery

Another fantastic venue with a large number of great photo spots to take advantage of.  Blackhawk ceremonies take place out on the back patio overlooking the lake and the golf course.  It's a very picturesque spot and provides all of the guests a good vantage point.  This wedding was a fairly traditional one with groom not seeing the bride until the ceremony.  In many ways we prefer this, because we find that it helps the wedding photography in the long run.  So called "first look" weddings are great in that they allow more time for the photography session.  You can start as early as you want and take the couple throughout the grounds without having to worry so much about the impending reception.  However, we have discovered after 1,200 weddings that these photos are not always the best.  Why? Because there is a certain amount of tension before the wedding and it can difficult to get the bride and groom truly relaxed and having fun with the photos.

Weddings such as the one pictured above may have the added pressure of only a short time to take the pictures, but the joy and relief of having the ceremony behind them translates to more natural looking posing and happier brides and grooms!