Mount Lehman Barn - Great Gatsby Party

A while ago, I had the opportunity to take photographs for this amazing event. I’m a huge fan of vintage things (especially vintage cameras!) and I really love the style of the past century so when I was offered the opportunity to be the photographer at this event, I jumped at the chance.

The event took place at Mount Lehman Barn, which is also where I had photographed part of Kevin and Julie’s wedding and it was decorated to the theme of the 1920s classic Great Gatsby. As part of my own preparation, I watched scenes from the newer version of the movie “The Great Gatsby” featuring Leonardo Dicaprio as Mr. Gatsby and was instantly inspired. Seeing everyone dress up and the entire venue decorated “to the nines” really created an amazing atmosphere that I felt had captured the essence of what I would think would be the 1920s… but we did have some smartphones so….

As part of going with the vintage vibe, I rented a 1960s Polaroid camera and shot some expired Fuji 3000B Instant black and white film so people would have photos for their home (the result was an instant professional black and white photograph). The camera was a beast to carry around and setup but the photographs that resulted were beautiful.

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” 
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby