Written by Elizabeth Sturgeon, Communications Intern
Some of the most beautiful photos of visitors at the BMA are from a couple’s wedding day! The Museum’s modern design and bold collection can add an artistic touch to any wedding photo. Eric and Jamie Gay, a local husband and wife wedding photography team, have beautifully captured multiple BMA weddings, and we are excited to hear more about their experience.
Check out this Q&A with Eric and Jamie to picture the magic of a Museum wedding!
BMA: What do you enjoy most about your job?
EG & JG: There is so much we love about our job, including vendor relationships, creativity, and building friendships with our couples and their families. But we’d definitely have to say that our passion lies in marriage. We love capturing the beginning of forever for our brides and grooms, documenting their love and joy for generations to come!
BMA: How does a wedding venue influence your photos?
EG & JG: A gorgeous wedding venue can contribute significantly to the wedding photos! When there are multiple locations on site for photos, this can save time in the wedding day timeline by avoiding traveling to different parts of town. Also, lighting is always important! We like to focus on beautiful, natural light, so we tend to avoid harsh, fluorescent lighting. Windows, gardens, and a fresh, blank canvas with beautiful architecture is always a plus!
BMA: What would you say makes the Museum a unique wedding space?
EG & JG: The Birmingham Museum of Art provides so many options for photographs, both indoors and outdoors! The natural light that flows through the multi-floor windows is PERFECT for photographs, and coupled with the grand staircase, the art galleries, and the gorgeous courtyard with colorful murals, it’s basically a photographer’s dream!
BMA: What is your favorite spot at the Museum to photograph for wedding sessions?
EG & JG: We’d have to say the outdoor courtyard. The sculptures and artwork are awesome “pops” for photographs, but we can also use the landscaping and light-colored walls for portraits. The options are endless, and you couldn’t ask for more!