When it comes to weddings and how to shoot details, lighting for details is probably one of the most overlooked subjects. Really, specific lighting for details? Ugh, what a snoozefest, right? It’s details, who cares! Ironically, it’s probably as important as any other part of the wedding. As with all of my lighting for weddings, I use a good, better, great approach. Time is always a factor when we’re photographing events, but it doesn’t mean we can’t take a few extra steps to get awesome results.
A man in a blue shirt and dark pants at right crouches as he takes a picture of a group of people at left in formal wear, with a woman in a white wedding dress at the rightmost. Behind them are tall trees and a large lake
A wedding photographer taking a picture of the bride and her new husband with his family
A Royal Wedding with formal portraits
Wedding photography is the photography of activities relating to weddings. It encompasses photographs of the couple before marriage (for announcements, portrait displays, or thank you cards) as well as coverage of the wedding and reception (sometimes referred to as the wedding breakfast in non-US countries). It is a major branch of commercial photography, supporting many specialists.