Here at Esvy we care most about our clients; we want the best photographic and customer results possible. We know sometimes working with a photographer may seem scary or foreign so we thought we’d start a monthly feature that offers various tips for people to know before their photo shoot or event. Whether an engagement session, wedding, or studio portraits our tips will help you feel more confident and comfortable working with your photographer and should yield the best photos possible.
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Now get ready for our first tip…
We don’t always photograph the preparation of the bride, but when we do, we prefer to use natural light. The process of getting ready for your wedding, particularly the application of makeup, truly looks best when photographed using natural light. Brides and their bridesmaids look the most natural compared to the sometimes harsh feeling made by artificial lighting. Window light just makes for better photos.
We know that a lot of makeup artists bring their own light setup. Unfortunately, from a photography perspective, this is not ideal. These small light setups don’t usually put out enough light, and they are not the most flattering for a bride; they tend to be harsh uneven compared to the soft even light from a nearby window.
It’s a different story if you happen to be at a large salon or makeup artist’s studio getting ready for your big day. Their professional stations are often times equipped with a mirror full of high output daylight balanced bulbs. These bulbs are known to be flattering in a similar way to natural light.
The photos above are some shots of past clients photographed under window light. You’ll notice that in both, the natural light really makes these photos work.Atlanta Wedding Photographer, New York Wedding Photographer