(Closed) wedding pics at night?!?!

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Mrs. Gax: definitely chat with your photographer and see what his suggestions are, but there are a lot of night time wedding and i’m sure that lighting plays a large part as well as possibly the flash of the camera? i’m totally not a photographer but there are tons that comment on the boards and i’m sure one will answer your question.

Post # 4
26 posts
  • Wedding: May 2003

I agree. Speak with your photographer on this. I will be photographing a wedding late at night in March and the photos were a HUGE concern of the brides.

I am a Canon user, and Canon has a new AWESOME camera out that allows photographers to photograph things at night without having to use a ton of light, and the photo quality is still amazing! 

Congrats on your engagement and best of luck!

Post # 5
3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

We were stuck with the same scenario, and we just decided to do a first look and take pics before the ceremony. I’m actually glad we did, it made it a lot less stressful and rushed and we got to get to the party faster!

Post # 6
1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Our wedding was at night too, so instead of doing the engagement session that was included in our package, we switched it out for a morning after session.  It was so great– very relaxed, and very romantic, plus we got to try out different locations, like a family garden and the beach.

Post # 7
739 posts
Busy bee

If you haven’t chosen a photographer then I would definitely look at full weddings by photographers who first have shot several night weddings and second are good with lighting.  Having a high-end camera will only get you so far in low light situations, having some one there who knows lighting will make a world of difference to your photos.  If you already have a photographer I would definitely talk to him/her about your concerns.

A couple other bees mentioned day after sessions.  We just started bundling these (we call them rock-the-dress sessions) with all our packages to help take off some of the portrait stress of the actual wedding day. Its much more relaxed and your don’t have the time restraints of the cocktail hour to get all your families, wedding party and the two of you.  They are also great for situations where it’s dark, windy, cold, or raining out side, but you want green grass and blue sky for your photos.  Our sessions take place the next day or at some point within the next year.  Just be careful not to put it off to long, we’ve had some dress fitting issues and surprise babies, putsome of our sessions on hold. 🙂

Post # 8
2779 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think in your case a session after your wedding would be the best bet. Plus it gives you a chance to dress up all over again! How awesome would it be to have a Rock the Dress shoot AND a TRASH the dress shoot afterwards? 

Post # 10
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hi! We ran into this problem as well since the time change for next year is apparently before Oct. 30! My Fiance and I are also old fashioned but we decided we have to do the photos beforehand. Luckily (well not luckily!) my Fiance wears contacts and we’re just going to have him remove them for the pictures. He doesn’t have veyr good eyesight, the poor dear, so he’ll see me in a dress but he won’t get any of the detail. Hmm that sounds sorta odd once I type it…it was my mums idea. Ah well let us know what you choose! Oh and our photog’s advice was to take pictures in the church and reception place instead of outside *knocks on wood for good weather that day*

Good Luck!

Post # 11
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t think it will be dark yet in May.

Post # 12
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think you’ll have time.  I’m not sure what city your wedding will be in.  Here is the sun/moon infor for your day from SF.

<h3>Sun and Moon Data for One Day</h3>

The following information is provided for San Francisco, San Francisco County, California (longitude W122.4, latitude N37.8):

        Saturday         8 May 2010            Pacific Daylight Time

SUN Begin civil twilight 5:38 a.m. Sunrise 6:06 a.m. Sun transit 1:06 p.m. Sunset 8:07 p.m. End civil twilight 8:36 p.m.

MOON Moonset 2:14 p.m. on preceding day Moonrise 3:02 a.m. Moon transit 9:03 a.m. Moonset 3:11 p.m. Moonrise 3:27 a.m. on following day

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