Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Wedding (Part 2)

I promised you a couple more posts from Monica & Tim's beautiful wedding from last weekend in Palm Springs. A couple of things I learned from my experience:
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!


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21 comments:

  1. Great pictures, and the bride is absolutely gorgeous! I have enjoyed seeing this wedding!!

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  2. just wonderful. such a beautiful couple.

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  4. What a beautiful couple!
    I'd say you did a great job. I imagine that stress of making sure that there will be photos to give to the happy couple adds to the work. Especially, if the couple are your friends - you don't want to let them down. You did very well.
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  5. Some wonderful photos, lovely light, color great! Beautiful couple!

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  6. gorgeous wedding shots. Well done. The couple must be happy about it.

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  7. Well, all of these shots are better than the ones we paid for!!

    Splendid looking couple.


    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  8. Well you certainly are succeeded in the profession as a marriage photographer.


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  9. They are a beautiful couple, nice photos!

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  10. You did a great job despite the challenges. They are an attractive couple.

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  11. You did great! My favorite is the bride on the bench and your successful flash shot. I commend you for taking on this monumental task! It would be too much pressure for me.

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  12. Photos are beautiful and unique...Photography has such a huge learning curve and we will never stop learning...the best part of this passion right?!

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  13. Beautiful wedding photography, wow!

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  14. Beautiful shots! And thanks for the tips on flash fill. ;)

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  15. Beautiful couple and great photos -- no pressure there, of course. :)

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  16. Wow, these are awesome! Your bride and groom are a beautiful couple!

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  17. Handsome groom and gorgeous bride. These are wedding pictures to be proud of; very nice job. :)

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  18. Beautiful wedding photos, and a nice couple!

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  19. Wonderful images! I'm not much of a portrait photographer so these look awesome to me!!

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