(Closed) Night time engagement shoot?

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Which day do I do the photo shoot?
    During the week, nightime : (20 votes)
    87 %
    Saturday, rushed day time : (3 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    223 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    i think it wold be beautiful and romantic with a full moon and nice lighting. maybe near a lake or something.

    Post # 4
    4193 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    If your photographer knows what they’re doing, you can get AMAZING night time shots. Ask to see samples.

    Ethan Yang Photography

    Post # 5
    1723 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Sunbeam-bride:  I agree with @rebwana Chances are your photographer will get some amazing shots…if you’re hesitant though, ask about seeing other nightime shots to see if you like them enough to go with that.  I think nighttime shots would be so cool bc its so different and you guys wouldn’t feel rushed.

    Post # 6
    79 posts
    Worker bee

    Night shots can be awesome if the photographer knows what they are doing. Make sure they bring an umbrella flash kit!! Definitely see a portfolio with night shots. I’ve seen some horrible night time “good idea” engagement photos versus the night time photos my photographer has, and the difference is huge. 

    Post # 7
    92 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Definitely do the night time shoot if your photographer is comfortable taking pictures in that lighting (of lack of lighting that is). Night time pictures can look so dramatic and incredible – and I feel that displaying night-time pics at the wedding will add to the drama in an awesome way!

    By The Way: I love that you said “fortnight”. Maybe it’s a regional thing to where I’m from, but I’ve said it a few times and the person stared at me like I had 4 heads and didn’t know what I was talking about.

    Post # 8
    2115 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    @Sunbeam-bride:  Why not take pictures at night, but indoors. I’m sure there are some nice places that will allow it. Museums, theaters, etc?

    Post # 11
    6547 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Sunbeam-bride:  If your photographer is proficient in lighting, primarily off camera lighting, it shouldn’t be a problem. That being said, you’ll definitely be a bit more limited because it takes time to set those shots up so you’ll probably have less variety and less “action”. I would ask to see some of their night shots before you commit to that. I just had to do a night engagement session the other night. It wasn’t planned, but my clients were flying in and bad weather delayed and cancelled flights. By the time they got in, they had to do their tasting with the venue so we didn’t start shooting until 9pm. It’s possible to get great shots if you’re comfortable and capable of off camera lighting. You’re welcome to PM me and I can show you some examples. 

    Post # 12
    5 posts
    • Wedding: October 2014
    Post # 13
    1215 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @rebwana:  +1 I agree completely! Night photography is my favorite to do, but it requires patience and someone who has practiced a lot.

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