I thought I'd try my hand at a different kind of blog post than the usual, and I'm calling it:
How I shot it
(Title is subject to change for when I think of a better one 😂)
This is actually a really simple technique that can yield some of the most insane results depending on what you have to work with and the light sources around you.
Here's a GIF showing the "pre-photo" setup. It was a little later in the night and no one was sitting at tables anymore so I took the candles that were lined up down the center of the table and I put them in various places to get the look I was going for in camera
One of the biggest hero's of this image though is the uplighting provided by the DJ. It created the blueish-purple on the door they're standing in front of, and also the reflections on the glass containers the candles are in.
There's a lot of DJ's and lighting companies that provide uplighting, but the ones responsible for this wedding were the guys at Eyecon Entertainment
The only other thing I added to make the final photo that's not in the GIF is a put my flash on a stand right in the middle of the door display. I had the flash about waist level to the bride and groom and had it pointing towards their faces with a MagMod "MagSphere" modifying my flash.
The Final Image
This is my first time doing a blog like this. If I do technique or portrait breakdowns it's in the past I've just made short facebook post. But if you liked this or want more posts like it please let me know. I think it's refreshing to deviate from just a session or wedding highlight reel.