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More from the beautiful fairy tale couple at Boldt Castle… (see previous blog post) they came all the way from Europe to have their dream destination wedding in the Heart of the Thousand Islands- my own little small town of Gananoque. After the gorgeous photos at Heart Island and a very enjoyable cruise with Gananoque […]
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When I think “destination wedding” I usually imagine travelling to a tropical beach with umbrella drinks. I had overlooked the beauty of Gananoque, my own little waterfront hometown. This year I was contacted by a European couple who decided that they were going to get married in the heart of the Thousand Islands, and have […]
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I was absolutely thrilled when my friend Laura called me and asked if I would be willing to travel as far as London Ontario to photograph their wedding. I couldn’t imagine a nicer couple to celebrate with on their wedding day. Every moment of the day was special, surrounded by family and loved ones. It was […]
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My favourite thing about photography is getting to know families through all the milestones of their lives. I have been taking photos of these two and their adorable daughter for a few years now- and they are just the loveliest family. We always have a wonderful time together- and this was one of the MOST […]
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There is something very romantic about a ‘first look’ ….. Some brides want the big reveal while they walk down the aisle…but others love to take a private moment with their husband-to-be before the guests arrive and the rush of the ceremony takes over. Megan chose to meet her groom on a lovely bridge, just […]
I love this photo for so many reasons- he is so focused on his love, she is looking out dreamily….
I just can’t decide if I like this image more in colour or Black & White. Which do you prefer and Why?
The following photos were taken within about a 15 minute window- just in the few golden moments at the start of a sunset. There were some changes in light as I went along, but most of the differences between these photos are the result of changing exposure in-camera, and adding off-camera flash. I made very few modifications in photoshop- I cropped slightly, cloned out an ugly electrical line, and added a bit of saturation to enhance the sunset, but otherwise the lighting differences are Straight-out-of-camera.
In the photo above, however, the couple isn’t well lit, so I added an off-camera flash for a different look. You can still see the cyans of the ocean, but the bride & groom are more the focus of the image.
Adding off-camera flash in a gazebo with a white ceiling, perfect for reflecting the light, creates an image with focus on the bride & groom, but also allows the definition and colour of the sunset behind them.
I love the creative freedom that comes from changing light!
Do you have a lighting preference among these images?
I’m really enjoying learning from Christina Craft at FunkyTown Photography…. even an unexpected setting like a parking garage can have dramatic light for photos.