Lately I have had a lot of people asking me about my lighting techniques and how I setup and execute my bridal imagery. So, I thought I would put together a little video showing you some of those techniques. I executed all the images withing a 1.5 hour time frame, which is about the amount of time we would typically spend with a Bride and Groom alone at a real wedding. You might recognize Louise from some of my earlier posts. She is a great actress and a model. I have shot her many times on many different mediums and it was great to shoot her with her actual husband for once. He turned out to be pretty good in front of the camera too!
Trying to stay withing the confines of what we would find at an “actual wedding” all the images we’re shot between 6:00pm and 8:30 pm. I usually spend and hour, to and hour and a half alone with a bride and groom and then pull them out of the reception for another 30 minutes once it gets dark. If you are planning your wedding it’s very important to have a schedule and plan your day properly. Here are few articles on planning your wedding day:
See each other before the ceremony
Traditional vs Modern Thinking
The First Look
A little while back we did a “Deconstruct This Photo, tell us how it was done” post with one of the images from this shoot. If you want to play along the post is here. Then, you can find the answer here.
Nikon D3s, 70-200mm Lens, 50mm Lens, 24mm Lens, Quantum Q Flash, Nikon SB-800′s, Nikon SB-900′s, LED Video Lights, Radio Poppers and an assortment of diffusers, gels, snoots, grids etc…