Lighting is key in photography. Since it's often an overlooked aspect of wedding planning, we wanted to do our best to shed some light on the subject. (heh...heh.) When the light is good, we are L-I-V-I-N-G for it. We only use flash once the reception party gets started (if everything goes according to plan) but if we have to use it throughout the whole wedding day, you probably won't get those natural intimate shots that you know we're all about.
As your wedding photographers, we never want to seem like we're dictating over your timeline, but we do want to share these useful little gems that can make your wedding photos go from good to amazing. In the end, your wedding should be done EXACTLY how you want it. This is just a guide to show you how we prefer to use light. Don't feel like you must find a way to incorporate every tip. What really matters on your wedding day is love, family and all of the emotions that come with it. A good photojournalist can still document a certain mood or moment in an interesting way regardless of what sort of light there is. In fact, it's pretty fun to be challenged when faced with harsh or strange lighting situations. So in no way is this an end-all-be-all wedding photography law book. Take it with a grain of salt and apply what will work for you. If you do take the time to read through this, I promise it'll be worth it now, and in the long run. And if you have any questions just ask us! We're always here to help you guys out.