My favorite model, Mila is lit with two Canon 580 exII, triggered remotely, shot with a Canon 16-35mm and a 70-200mm. I metered the camera to expose the sky/clouds, and adjusted the flash power settings to lighten up the foreground. The image was desaturated using Hue/Saturation, while individually desaturating each color channel except for red and a little bit of yellow. A few Curves layers were added to create the mood.
Hover over the flash at the bottom to see the process.
Another fairy tale, another dream wedding. You can’t go wrong when the bride is a wedding planner herself, and the groom is a boy falling head over heels for the girl. I feel like this day was more of a fairy tale for him than anyone else. You could see throughout the whole day that he was in disbelief being able to marry such a beautiful bride. If you want an idea of what his reaction was like all day, watch this video.
I think the best brides are those who are a control freak when it comes to setting the stage up perfectly for the photographer, and then releases her trust and control to him or her. She is a perfect example.
On another note for you guys, it seems like the most popular gift for a bride on her wedding day is something that’s red at the bottom. I’ll let you figure out what it is.
For almost a year I’ve been using Kenko extension tubes as a replacement for my Canon 100mm Macro. I’ve been very happy with the results and the convenience of using extensions and will probably not use my 100mm anymore. An extension tube is not a full replacement for a macro lens for many reasons, but for my wedding photography, it’s perfect.
That’s how I describe one of my favorite couples to have photographed… “the French couple.” There was a flair of style like no other, a spirit of youthfulness found in a child, and an overwhelming flood of love that was contagious between the two. They made me smile the whole day observing them. Not to mention of my top 5 wedding dresses of all time.