(Closed) Wedding Pics in the dark????

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I timed our ceremony so we’d have enough light for photos.  For us, sunset was right around 6:30pm (still light, but sun actually setting).  Keep in mind it’s still daylight savings time in October – so, you’ll have the advantage of more light – depending on your location.

We took pictures between 4:45-6:15pm and it was perfect.

Post # 4
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you have a good photographer who is experienced at taking these type of photos you shouldnt have a problem. Perhaps you can ask your photographer to take yoru engagement pics at a similar time of the day so you can have an idea what the pics will look like

Post # 7
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@MrsTimmy:  have you picked your photog yet?  I’d talk to them and get some feedback.  Also, you might just want to do couples pictures first – and do other pictures (group/family) ones at another time or at some indoor location.  It all depends on how many pictures you are planning/desiring after the ceremony.  Also – would you consider moving up your ceremony time, if you have a lot of photo needs and want them all outdoors?

Post # 9
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

The sunset time is when the sun is completely gone, so you may not be being very realistic with your timeline if you are going for lots of nice, natural light photos. If you are okay with having flash or external lighting setups, then you should be okay. I personally prefer natural light photos (they just look more romantic to me) so I would suggest doing bride and groom portraits outside right away after the ceremony and then immediately doing family portraits maybe in fron of the fireplace inside of your ceremony venue. I guess I would prefer those with artificial light more than my bride and groom portraits.

That is how I would suggest you do things if you were my client…but that still will really only leave you maybe a half hour (people will not let you leave your ceremony right away…they will be hugging you and fighting for your attention).

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