1. It's tough taking outdoor shots (especially portraits) in an area like Palm Springs where the light is so intense and the shadows are deep. Keep your subjects in full shade if possible, or use reflectors or flash fill.
2. Speaking of flash fill, I don't use flash much. I borrowed my nephew's flash unit and didn't realize how quickly they burn through batteries. I had quite a few shots where the flash didn't go off (either the unit didn't recharge quickly enough or the batteries had been used up, not sure which). Bottom line: If I shoot another wedding, I will need to get a lot better at using flash!
|The groom... patiently awaiting his first view of the bride!|
|First view.... so beautiful!!|
|First kiss as husband and wife!|
|Time to celebrate!!|
|A great example of where my flash went off and filled things in with just enough light... no harsh shadows on the bride!|