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Winter Wedding Tips..


More and more couples opt for winter weddings due to reduced costs and greater availability in this season. So what should a photographer do to make sure the elements will not lessen the quality of his/her wedding photos? Here are some useful tips:

1. Lighting

Natural light in the winter is harsh and limited to only a few decent hours. Schedule the session if possible for the morning when lighting is at it’s best. Natural light is always preferable & in these days of fine low light settings on DSLR’s a tripod is very really required (You could always tell the so-called ‘Professional Photographer’ in years gone by because he would always use a tripod!). If you use a flashgun, make sure to use a diffuser to soften the light.

2. Layers

Dress warmly. Do I need to say why? Many brides may be happy to endure the freezing temperature and pose in only a wedding dress for that perfect shot of a lifetime, However, if the photographer is feeling cold, He/she will naturally rush through the shoot to get back into the warm venue, So make sure to wrap-up sensibly. Advise the bride and groom to bring a coat to keep themselves warm in between shots..

3. Shadows

Be aware of the winter sun–if there is one. If you shoot towards the sun or position your subject in the sun it can cast harsh shadows, but get it right & the lighting will look amazing..

4. Colours

If it’s snowy, take advantage of the clean, white backdrop, Pop out any brightly coloured objects, such as the bride’s bouquet or the bridesmaid’s dresses but make sure you get your metering right because there is nothing worse than a grey wedding dress & grey snow, an extra stop or two needs to be added to keep dresses & snow pure white.

5. Black & White

If you want to include winter landscapes in your photos, the stark and bleak view usually looks better in black and white. Positioning your subject against an endless, cloudless sky and clean white backdrop can create atmospheric, high-key shots.

I hope these tips help you get through a freezing wedding photo shoot and achieve great looking results. Good luck!


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