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What you first see is not always what you have to settle on. Learn to push
the boundaries with simple lighting and creative vision.
ur job as wedding photographers is to capture our client’s story in the most creative
way possible and in any shooting environment. So often we hear colleagues say that
the getting-ready room was a disaster or they had to do portraits during high noon
with the sun blazing. We have found that although these types of situations are a bit
more difficult to shoot in, they are not nearly as limiting as you might think. We teach the concept of
“The Art of the Second Shot,” which is two-fold: the “first shot” is the one most people take—place
groom by window and have him act like he is adjusting his tie, etc. But the second shot challenges
us to not stop there and instead be aware of our surroundings and incorporate them in with the
couple’s story in a more creative way, often times while using just one speed light. Most times, we
don’t even have to move the subject. The following scenes were all shot using this concept.