This past Saturday, Will and I photographed our first wedding conducted inside of a planetarium! When Stacy told me that she and Justin were planning on getting married in the SciWorks Planetarium, my first thought was, "A wedding in a planetarium!? This is going to make for some awesome photographs!" But then my second thought was, "Oh no! How are going to properly light a planetarium?"
Let me back up; Justin started volunteering at SciWorks when he was a teenager which eventually led to a job running the planetarium. He had written a program specifically for the ceremony which culminated in a star-filled "sky" which was really quite lovely. Unfortunately, it left the couple standing in almost total darkness and to sufficiently light them would effectively destroy the "starry night" effect. After some trail and error in the months leading up to the wedding (and the practically endless patience of Justin and Stacy,) we found a lighting scheme that worked and everyone agreed upon. I think it turned out beautifully! This is one of my favorite shots from the ceremony:
What do you think?