My photography style is simple, bright and soft. Not just any old light will do, I look for soft light. What is soft light? When there are no hard shadows. Natural sunlight is more flattering than those from artificial lights. Soft natural light is creamy and romantic, perfect for wedding photos! I also keep my equipment as simple as possible. I don't have the stature to carry around extra equipment. I'm a one woman show so less is more for me.
I love to give you the most beautiful photos possible, but I need your help! Here are some tips to help me with this task:
- Look for the light! If I'm shooting indoors, I love to shoot in rooms with large windows. If I'm shooting outdoors in mid-day sun I look for covered patios with lots of natural reflectors, like grey concrete. I do my very best to place my clients in the best possible light available. However, I will use a flash when I'm in a pickle, like dark rooms or dark reception halls. Flash is great and it can light up an entire room but it won't be natural sunlight. Also, flash is very disruptive, especially during a wedding ceremony. So, take these into consideration when planning your wedding timeline and locations.
- Clean up! My photography is simple. I love to shoot with simple backgrounds, free of clutter. I believe this makes for a more elegant image and less distracting. Keep suit bags in closets, designate a place for snacks and drinks and limit the amount of people in your getting ready space.
- Be ready! Gather your details you want photographed before hand. Rings, shoes, veil, invitations (along with inserts), heirloom items (vintage ring boxes, handkerchief, ribbons, jewelry boxes, and so on), perfume, jewelry and so on. Have one of your bridesmaids be in charge of these so they don't get lost.
If you love my photos chances are you love natural light. Yes, light is everything to me but it needs careful planning.