(Closed) Early morning ceremony-too bright/shadow pictures?

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
1385 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Well, yes, the best time for photos is going to be shortly after sunrise or before sunset, but that’s partly why we pay to have professionals take our wedding photos, because we want them to take flattering photos of us in less than perfect lighting situations 😉 Our wedding was at 11am, and we took photos before and after the ceremony. However, I’m a sucker for golden hour, so we did a sunset session with just the two of us after the reception. Maybe you guys could do that? 

Morning photos:

Evening photos:

Post # 3
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Don’t worry about it! Just make sure you face away from the sun so you don’t squint. The photographer should know to use a fill flash to light you guys up. At that time of the day, the sun won’t be directly over you… Having the sun against your back wil create a halo effect around your hair and dress that looks amazing!

Post # 5
3323 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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angelinagonzalez :  Gorgeous! I love your photos and your dress!

Post # 7
1610 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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angelinagonzalez :  You are seriously the most beautiful bride in the whole world! Stunning photos!

Post # 9
4807 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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planningwife311 :   Could you take photos ahead of the ceremony?  Are you doing a first look?   When is sunrise on the day of your wedding?  

Post # 10
25 posts
  • Wedding: May 2018

Whether or not you will be able to move the ceremony time depends upon whatever you and the venue can agree upon. If you’re stuck with the 10:00 AM slot, your photograper will still be able to comeup with a plan, even though late morning/noon/early afternoon light is by far the harshest and most dofficult to work with as the sun will be directly overhead. Will there be an arch/awning or anything for the exchange of vows which would provide some shade, so that squinting can be minimized?

As for shadows, your photographer will be using flash, so that shouldn’t be that much of an issue, but he/she may need to use some off/camera flash techniques and/or reflectors in order to make that happen, which will almost certainly require the services of a photo assistant, which will be reflected in the invoice. Don’t worry, a good pro wedding photographer will never pose you facing the sun. Best of luck!


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