Post # 1
Hi! I am kindof regretting our early morning ceremony, now that our photog. expressed concerns about possible shadows during our ceremony (outdoors and by the water).
We love the idea of brunch and were trying to save money lol, but I def. do not want our photos outside to be too bright and shadows in our face. We thought that the sunlight would give really pretty pictures but the photog. said getting photos may be a bit difficult because of the time of day. Our ceremony is at 10am. We coupd take photos inside but we are paying for outdoors..Also worried I will be squinting during the ceremony. We live in Florida and the wedding is in April. We chose the venue because the scenery is beautiful, so hearing this after we booked it is kindof a bummer.
Is there anyway to move the ceremony to evening after booking the venue months ago? I keep reading about the “golden hour” for pictures now after the fact, and knowing the sun light will probably be blinding us and there will be shadows in our face kindof stinks…..
Post # 2
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?
Post # 3
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 # 4
These look like magazine photos. Gorgeous!
Post # 5
Gorgeous! I love your photos and your dress!
Post # 7
You are seriously the most beautiful bride in the whole world! Stunning photos!
Post # 9
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
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!
Post # 11
Thanks guys so much..angelinagonalez your photos are amazing….was it in harsh sunlight? they are so beautiful and you look great!
Looks like we cant change the date and my fiance def. will not agree to another hour of photography later in the day lol.
Here is an album from a beunch wedding, same time, done at our venue
My photographer just said lets hope for an overcast!