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Senior psychology major Dae’John Logan views the “Weddings Through the Lens” exhibit Wednesday in the Ground Floor Gallery in Miller Hall. The exhibit, featuring student work from the Wedding and Events photography class, was curated by senior photography major Celeste Drake. The “Weddings Through the Lens” exhibit runs through Nov. 5. / photo by Jaren Cyrus

Senior psychology major Dae’John Logan views the “Weddings Through the Lens” exhibit Wednesday in the Ground Floor Gallery in Miller Hall. The exhibit, featuring student work from the Wedding and Events photography class, was curated by senior photography major Celeste Drake. The “Weddings Through the Lens” exhibit runs through Nov. 5. / photo by Jaren Cyrus

Ashley Mubiru
Staff Writer

“Weddings Through the Lens,” a student photo exhibit featuring work from the Weddings and Events photography class is now on display in the Ground Floor Gallery in Miller Hall.

Senior photography majors Dorothy Gartsman, Cierra Boess, Claudia Ceja and Ashley Villaviencio’s works are featured in the exhibit, curated by senior photography major Celeste Drake.

The exhibit features eight photos in all, with two photos by each of the four artists.

Gartsman’s black-and-white photos, titled “Comforting Embrace” and “The Moment Our Eyes Meet,” showcase the same couple.

Boess’s photos “Her Laughter Was My Favorite Song,” and “To Have and to Hold.”

Boess has previously worked as a wedding photographer.

She said she took the class to improve her technique.

One of Ceja’s photos, “I Now Pronounce You…” features a couple touching foreheads while holding a bouquet of flowers.

“I took the class to have a business side of my work,” Ceja said.

Ceja added that she shot photos of friends who have been married for five years.

One of Ceja’s photos was titled “Rain Drops of Love.”

“It started raining, but we shot anyway, and I thought it was really cool in the pictures,” Ceja said, adding “The photos kind of have a gloomy feel.”

Drake, who was excited to curate, said she spent an entire day putting the photos up.

“I like weddings,” Drake said. “I know these students are really good at what they do.

Drake said she found the photos intimate.

All of the couples photographed are real couples, except for one, who where just good friends.

“You can just feel the love,” Drake said. “The theme itself is very uplifting.”

The gallery is on the ground floor of Miller Hall, and the exhibit runs through Nov. 5.

Ashley Mubiru can be reached at ashley.mubiru@laverne.edu.

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