It’s no question that one of the most important aspects of your wedding will be capturing those memories in photos for a lifetime. If you’re getting married in one of these chilly winter months, keep your photos and videos as cool as the day with these easy lighting tips.
1. Set and Maintain the Tone
Highlight the aesthetic of your winter wedding by working with your photographer to match the existing lighting in your venue. If your color scheme includes cool tones, ask the photographer to set cameras to a lower color temperature setting.
2. “Testing! 1… 2…”
Don’t be afraid to ask your photographer to test the lighting prior to the entrance of your bridal party at your reception.
3. Let the Venue be your Guide
One of the best ways to manage the light within your photos and videos is to utilize the walls and accessories of the venue as natural reflectors of the flash. This works especially well for venues with lower ceilings.
4. Collaborate with your Band or DJ
Work with everyone in your wedding planning process to create the lighting that you want for the day. With this, you’ll be able to discuss which lights will remain consistent throughout the evening, and which ones can be used for entrances or significant dances.
5. Get Creative with Foreground Lighting
Of course you will want plenty of candid photos captured throughout the day, but what about those staged photographs of the bridal party? Add a little bit of flare to your photos by asking your photographer to incorporate some creative foreground lighting to your special moments, such as string or rope lighting within your venue.
6. Let the Flash do the Work
Although you may already have the soft lighting set for your venue, a little bit of flash goes a long way when capturing those especially important moments of your reception. Ask your photographer to delay the shutter setting and use a direct flash to capture all the fun your guests will be having at your wedding.
By truly enjoying your special day, you’re providing your photographer with the most organic material to capture your memories! By working with Party Plus rentals for all your lighting and venue needs, you’ll never need to stress about the details of your special day.
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