Here's the resulting image after spot metering for the bride's dress. Perfect highlights with deep, dramatic shadows. ©LovesomePhoto.com

I often spend a lot of time at a wedding wrestling with light. Different sources, color temperatures, intensities are all over. Often, I find I like to shoot into the light to create a dreamy, open, bright feeling to my images because those are all qualities that typically go along with weddings. However, sometimes, I […]

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Thinking back to when I started my wedding photography business in 2006, I had no idea what I was getting myself in to. I thought there would be some communication before the day, show up for a long day of photographing, then kick back on the couch for a bit while I edit, and voila! […]

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One of the many “joys” of wedding photography is that, try as we might to advise clients on the best photo locations and times of day, inevitably we’re thrown some of the trickiest lighting setups in the book. Mixed lighting color temperatures, ceremony restrictions on flash in churches that might as well be dungeons they’re […]

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Hooray for Ugly Shoes

In case you haven’t realized it yet, wedding days are really long days. The effects of being “on” 100% of the time and carrying gear while traipsing all about can leave you mentally and physically exhausted. For years my feet would be screaming by hour 6. I tried lots of things for my cute dress […]

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Do you ban guests from bringing cameras to a wedding? In the last few years I’ve noticed more and more photographers that I’ve worked with are asking couples to not allow guests to bring cameras or other devices. Seriously, holding a regular sized iPad to take pictures or video just looks silly. Recently at my […]

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This week’s podcast catches you up three different ways.  First get inspired by photographer Kevin Weinstein as he shares practical advice about being a working photographer.  Then get a quick update on the new Lightroom CC as well as discover what new lens was just released by Lensbaby.