I’m so far behind with blogging weddings this year I’ve decided to add quick preview of some images before the whole wedding is blogged in a couple of weeks time. I also though maybe some peole might be more interested into the background of some of the images so I’ll explain a bit about how the picture was taken.
Sheri and Rob had a wonderful wedding at one of Cheshire’s finest venues the glorious Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa on a gorgeous April day – except for the wind – it was rather windy to say the least but it was mild and beautiful blue skies overhead The photography looks like summer!
I’ve chosen these two images as they both look wonderful against a bright blue sky. The main problem with wedding images against a beautiful blue sky like this is balancing the exposure so you get wonderful detail in the dress and suite and also the sky. As the sky is so bright in comparison this isn’t easy! The was also another problem in this image – the wind was blowing very stiffly indeed and the dress was blowing out of shape!
I managed to balance the sky with the beautiful detail of the wedding dress by using two flashguns of camera at about 45 degrees to the couple, this has provided a deep blue sky and a nice and light dress with lots and lots of detail.
The dress blowing away was solved with the use of some large stones placed all around the edges of ths dress and then removed in photoshop afterwards!
The image of the wedding entourage would’ve look one of two ways – and exposure for the stunning sky would have made everything else dark, exposing for the people would have burnt out the sky to a boring white colour. Again the use a off camera flash guns was used to light the people independent of the sky and balance the two exposures.
Hopefully this gives a bit more of an insight into the wedding photography, I think people often do not realise just how much little details go into illuminating a scene like this.
Enjoy the photos and I can’t wait to share the rest of Sheri and Rob’s beautiful wedding with you.