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Just a Moment

The “golden hour,” or “magic hour” as some photogs call it, is that heavenly time of day when the light is just that: magical, glowing, blanketing its subjects in warm tones. So as the sun began to set on Marc Zemel and Julia Lachman’s August wedding at Architectural Artifacts, photographer Tammy Leathem of Leathem Photography (leathemphotography.com) seized a few fleeting moments for an untraditional shoot on and beside this broken-down, paint-chipped carousel from the 1950s. “Sun-cast lighting takes an ordinary photo and adds mystery and romance,” says Leathem. “It’s hard to capture. We got lucky.” Behind the warehouse-turned-wedding venue, amongst myriad cast-aside treasures, Leathem had the happy couple pose on the back of the truck and saddled on the horses, but in the end it was this photo, with a prismatic sunburst illuminating their embrace, that was the shot of the big day.