The 10 minute portrait session

Generally speaking myself and the couple will allocate a realistic amount of time for the creative portraits on their wedding day. But things don't always go to plan. So what happens when the schedule changes last minute and you can only allocate 10 minutes to these portraits?

Well, last week I was confronted with this exact situation.

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Capturing the moment

So many different elements go into capturing the right moment.
The technical settings for your camera for the given scene. How the light & shadows fall and shape everything that’s around you. How everything in your field of view (even if it’s out of focus) can be used to compose & frame the photo.
These are all a mixture of technical & artistic decisions that help capture the moment.
But there is one element that is probably more important…
…and that’s timing.

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A guide to how I process photos

I process every photo differently. But generally speaking I always follow a certain pattern or stages during processing. However what I do during those stages will depend on the photo and how I want it to look.
For this guide I will show you how I processed this particular photo, and most importantly, why I made the changes that I did.

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What happens after your photos are taken?

Did you ever wonder why it may take a few weeks for your wedding photos to be delivered to you?
Not everyone knows or understands the work that goes on behind the scenes after your photos are taken. For those that are curious, this will be a guide as to what steps I personally take after your wedding photos are taken. What potential work I may have to do and how long it usually takes.

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The advantages of a black & white wedding.

Color is quite a strong and powerful element that can help reinforce certain emotions in a photo. It can even help to give the photo more context and information. Colors can help determine the stage of the day or even the season. It can help to elicit certain emotions depending on what the photographer is trying to convey. Not only that, but color has the ability to instantly attract the viewer’s eye and effective use of contrasting & complementary colors can really bring a photo to life.

So why would I sometimes prefer to display some images in black & white?

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Why you should consider a "First Look"

It is an old tradition that the bride and groom should not see one another before the ceremony.
However many couples are putting aside this age old tradition in favour of a “first look”.
A first look is a private and intimate moment of the bride and groom seeing each other for the first time, before the ceremony.
Of course this is an amazing opportunity for your photographer to capture some beautiful and emotional photos.

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