I think one of the best things about shooting a wedding is that no two weddings are identical. Each wedding presents its own set of challenges in terms of lighting, location, and timing. Alicia and Suveen got married at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach on a brisk December day and were planning on a sunset ceremony at the outdoor amphitheatre. If there is one constant in weddings I have discovered, it’s that nothing ever runs on time. Its not anyone’s fault but with so many things going on its easy to get off schedule and it usually happens every time. For Alicia and Suveen though, that meant that a sunset ceremony quickly turned into a twilight ceremony and there was no artificial lighting at all in this outdoor amphitheatre. Luckily for me I was able to push the boundaries of my cameras by boosting the ISO and holding them as still as humanly possible which enabled me to still capture some great moments.
After the ceremony we headed down to the Back Bay, but it was pitch black by the time we got there. A & S were great sports and stumbled around with me in the dark, it was so dark that my cameras could not focus due to lack of contrast. Thank goodness for my trusty light panels! I use them to light my subjects in situations just like this to achieve focus. I set up two flashes off camera, dragged the shutter to grab some of the lights in the distance and was able to get my couple back in time for the reception.
Venue : Newport Beach Hyatt Regency