“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” - George Eastman

Remember that good light is an essential ingredient to beautiful wedding photography! Allowing for the maximum amount of natural light possible in your day will most definitely make a difference in the quality of your photographs.

Here are some tips that may be helpful when planning your day:

For your getting ready photos...

The best locations have plenty of natural light, large windows, light coloured interiors, and not too much clutter. Your makeup artist will all also appreciate a well-lit space!

For your ceremony location...

Ensure indoor venues have enough natural light. Again, large windows and light coloured interiors are preferable!

Outdoor venues that are completely uncovered are fine on an overcast day or in late afternoon sunlight, but can be problematic on a cloudless day when the sun is at its highest point in the sky (middle of the day). This type of light is very harsh and can create unsightly shadows. It can also be unpleasant for yourselves and your guests to be out in full sunlight on a very hot day!

Dappled sunlight can also be problematic – consistent lighting is always best!

For your portraits...

The most flattering light for portraits is late afternoon sunlight (golden hour) or soft light on an overcast day. If you’re having your portraits done after your ceremony, it is crucial that adequate time is allowed for this in peak lighting conditions. In other words, don’t schedule your ceremony too late in the day.

For your reception...

If your reception is at night, we will use a diffused flash once the daylight disappears. However, venues that allow natural light to stream in for the start of the reception are always a plus. Light interiors/ceilings are also great for bouncing flash light.