To achieve an amazing, outdoor night shot of a bride and groom, it is important that we use the natural surroundings to the best of our abilities, as well as artificial lighting to enhance the areas that we want to see. Because of the technology and equipment we have access to, we are able to create images such as this one.
We love shooting in the country for many reasons, and one of those reasons is that the evening skies are magical and incomparable to the busy city. On a clear evening when there are no clouds above, the country sky lights up with millions of stars. We are equipped with lenses that give us the ability to view the galaxy as though we were looking through a telescope. When it is done correctly, it results in awesome wedding photos such as this one. To make the newlyweds silhouette stand out in the image, we used an Ice Light behind them for rim lighting. This also reflected off of the canoe to the left of them, which I thought was a great subtle detail in the shot. When wedding photographers use the proper techniques and location, night photos can be magical and captivating.