Wedding Advice | Photography

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  • Don’t assume your “formal portraits” have to be so formal! Although very traditional, shooting family and wedding party portraits at the alter usually isn’t the best choice in location. Many times churches or ceremony locations are dark and badly lit. It’s also very typical of contemporary churches to have very simple, sparcely decorated alters – in which case all that is captured in those “alter shots” is a blank wall or empty table top.
    Consider shooting your portraits at another location. Outdoor photography isn’t just for those fun shots between the ceremony and reception! Natural, outdoor light is not only more even – it’s also much more flattering than artificial studio or flash lighting. The outdoors can also lend so much depth to the background behind the subjects which makes for a more interesting photo.

     

    Here’s an example:

    {photo credit: RPM Photography}
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