Your wedding and engagement photos are by far one of the most important aspects to hold and look back on after your wedding day. Between the venue, the lighting, hair and makeup and posing for them, how does one ensure they are looking their best? We sat down with our photographers in house for some tips on how to look perfect on our biggest day.
During your wedding day, our photographers are paying attention to what's going on around them and anticipating shots that might come up. They are aware that those special moments, even the small details make a difference. At Eclipse Events, our photographers use zoom lenses to get those close up shots of you and your fiancee. During the ceremony, you may see them moving around looking for interesting shots and angles and during the reception they are doing the same thing. For the dance floor shots, they have a wider lens on their camera so that they can get in the mix and capture the fun and energetic dance sets.
A good photographer should know how to shoot in whatever lighting comes along, whatever the day brings. During prep our photographers try to utilize natural light from windows, but at other times we'll bounce the light on-camera flash if the window light isn't enough. During the ceremony, we're respectful of the religious events we're shooting in, so we only use flash during the appropriate points of the ceremony. For formal family photos at the church or indoors at the venue, we'll light those properly with off camera lights and umbrellas if necessary. If we're outside we can usually find a spot and use natural lighting only. During the reception and dancing, we'll use our on camera lights, usually bounced and we'll add off camera lighting if we think it'll enhance the final product. We are versatile and ready for whatever lighting comes our way. It's our job to be able to get the shots no matter what lighting circumstance we are put in. And if we're going out for a night shot, they'll definitely bring some sort of lighting to get the awesome end of night images.
And, we get it. Some couples love to have their photo taken and some don't. It's OK, every session and every couple is different. But remember, it's your day and we are here to capture you having a fun time. Think of it as you are going on an adventure with your photographers looking for the best places and most beautiful light to take some awesome photos in together.