Have you seen our latest photos of the day on social media? Every day we post a wedding photo or portrait on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter that appears to us to be one of the most interesting images in wedding and portrait photography, and we ask the creatives behind the photos to detail the background story of the image and their technical approach to represent. Here’s what caught our attention this week.
Monday: cultural reflections
It is very important for the photographers Ike and Tash that their motifs are reflected in the filming that they are currently doing.
“We have a stylist who works with them on clothes, locations, and concepts. Then we take a mood board and bring it to life on the day of the session,” they say. “Our theme, well, wanted to reflect their culture so you can see that in their outfits.”
When asked how they illuminate subjects with darker skin, they replied, “We have illuminated for Naja’s skin the way we would like for another client’s skin tone. There is no secret to illuminating deeper skin other than getting this what you see with your eyes. ” Unless you’re familiar with picking up deeper skin tones, it may take a little longer to get the right setting. If you are unfamiliar with deeper skin tones, it may take a little longer to get set right and it pays off to bring the best experiences and results to our clients.
Tuesday: Archway architecture
Jacqui Paterson of Chic Photo in Falkirk, Scotland wanted to frame newlyweds Debbie and Troy in the middle of both archways of the architectural gem of Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute.
“I love how I managed to capture the architecture of the house,” says Paterson. “It’s so big that I wasn’t sure I could balance the couple in this huge hall. It was also difficult to get the skin tones right and correct the color balance between the backlit natural light and the ambient light inside . ”
Another challenge was getting the pair in just the right spot, but she said, “They went back and forth a few times because I wanted a more natural walk.”
Wednesday: watch and wait
Carly Sullen’s preference for old, rustic rooms is expressed in her photography. “I love old barns with natural light coming through windows speckled with dirt and cobwebs,” says the St. Louis, Missouri-based fine art photographer. “It really helps to tell a story.”
She asked for help with telling this story. “My friend’s daughter enjoys modeling for fun and really turns into a character during my photo sessions. Here I let her sit by the window and tell her a story about how she worked on the farm all day.” The sun starts you I want your father to come home for dinner, “I told her. Then she moved her head slightly to peek out the window and I waited, then captured that natural moment of longing. I think the storytelling is wonderful , natural way of posing for both children and adults. “
Thursday: love and symmetry
Natalia and Jody’s wedding took place at Villa Rufolo in Ravello, Italy and was photographed by Giuseppe Greco.
“I like Ravello for its architecture, villas and nature,” says Greco, who studied architecture and landscape photography before becoming a wedding photographer. “Here I took photos in Villa Rufolo and my gaze was drawn to the beautiful symmetry of this old building.”
Friday: a favorite place
Like so many couples who had weddings planned this year, Megan and Alec’s original plans were badly affected by the pandemic, according to Megan Keegan. “You were supposed to have an intimate Whistler, BC wedding with your closest family and friends, but Canadian border restrictions prevented them from doing so.”
As a result, the couple planned a very small ceremony with their friends and family at the groom’s house, but still wanted to have an adventure in the mountains in their wedding attire. “We decided to do the ceremony in one day and then sit in her favorite spot in Mount Rainier National Park the day after,” says Keegan. “I did a few shots as well as some stunning ones of Megan alone.”
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