This isn’t a post about self-motivation or about following the light that shines your way. It’s related to The best light in a wedding photo. It’s dedicated to one of the most special guests of all weddings in the world, whether you want to invite her or not: the light in the wedding photo. It’s that guest who never tells it’s coming and sometimes leaves the list hanging without warning. It is the app that keeps you awake in front of your mobile phone by looking at the weather app to see if it disappears behind a cloud or, on the contrary, will bump into your face directly at party time.
For many wedding photographers, the best compliment you can give them is “how amazing you handle the light” or “do the magic with light”, among other things.
The light changes from place to place in an amazing way and the way the wedding is organized according to the spaces will greatly influence the outcome of the photos. That’s why we’ve prepared some points when organizing a wedding with a focus on the light of our little friend.
Choosing a wedding date causes the light to be highly adapted as the light in the summer months is stronger than in the winter months. On the contrary, summer days are longer than winter days. It is to weigh the pros and cons and choose a higher date.
We start early where you prepare. You have to think that if you have to go with a flashlight to be able to see inside the room, this is not a good place to take pictures. It should have direct entry into natural light. This brutally helps the makeup and the wedding image look more natural. The walls also condition the light greatly. If you see that there is a green nuclear wall hurting your eyes as soon as you see it, that is bad business!
The light reflected on the walls smears the elements affected by that color and contributes to the falsehood of the colors and is not useful when taking pictures or even less when editing them. If the room has generous dimensions, even better! So there can be different places when choosing and more family members can all be better.
It doesn’t have to be in a room. The outdoors in the shade with a beautiful backdrop can give amazing lighting.
Here light can spoil your wedding photo! Usually, if possible, we usually spend some time before the party begins to check the light, not only on the level of photography but also on the level of enjoyment from your location. Civic celebrations are often geared toward the gorgeous views behind the bride’s back (so that guests can enjoy the scenery). Coincidentally, at 1 in the afternoon, the sun hits your face directly and you can’t even see.
This causes your eyes to not even open them and that you have amazing heat and this leads you to be more aware that it is over now than what you read to you at the party. Visiting a week before to check the direction of the sun on the site has many problems and if you can’t go you can help yourself by using an application called “Sun and Moon” to see the path of the sun and enjoy the wedding as it deserves.
Any place in the shade is good for taking photos in the morning and afternoon. But without a doubt, our favorite photos are last-dotted photos, because of how elegant, beautiful and romantic they are.
Depending on the timing or approach of the wedding, taking 10-15 minutes to take advantage of this unique light is a real pleasure. If the wedding is in the morning you can take advantage of the coffee time, which is dead time before the open bar. If the wedding is in the afternoon, it can coincide with an aperitif entrance or, if it is too early, before entering the banquet, running away a few minutes before the end of the aperitif. Often times planning is impossible and any beautiful place because the beauty of those days Abundant everywhere.
If the wedding is in the morning, then protecting yourself from the sun’s rays is mandatory. Either by tents or trees, or by placing a giant cloud to spray the sun god. The midday sun is at its highest and produces shadows that are very ugly both for photography and for a level where you cannot stay because you are grilling like a chicken. If it is in the afternoon and the aperitif coincides with sunset, this is a milestone of luxury and the image.
If it is in the morning and you are protected from the sunshine, the pictures are beautiful, but if it is at night, the lighting without flickering lights or the level of photography is well thought out in general.