David Clumpner Photography
Barn On Wildrose Prairie Wedding PhotographyCraig and Shelby are the sweetest couple. They were married in late May at The Barn on Wildrose Prairie in Spokane, Washington. Actually, it is Deer Park, but it is near Spokane. Shelby was so funny - conservative enough that I expected a traditional ceremony, but wild enough that she was pumped for the First Look. The Barn on Wildrose Prairie has THE BEST surrounding fields for such an event - I could get any background I wanted. After the beautiful ceremony - yeah, the one where Shelby came in on a horse-drawn cart - they had their outdoor reception on the lawn in front of the barn. It was then that I saw The Shoe Game for the first time. They each traded one shoe while the emcee read off questions like "Who is messier?" and they, without looking at each other, had to respond by raising the shoe that belonged to the messier person. This photo encapsulates the best of the game in my opinion: you can see the resignation in both their faces that Craig is the victim of this question. No questions about this one. That and the composition is fantastic, including the "Mr. and Mrs" sign as well as the crowd behind, a snippet of the emcee, and fantastic separation of the subjects, their arms, and the shoes. I love this photo!
Location: The Barn on Wildrose Prairie, Spokane, Washington.