On to Light Shaping is a new video series in which get to see 18 renowned portrait and wedding photographer create magic with Profoto Off-Camera Flash. In this video we join wedding photographers Justin & Mary Marantz as they capture a lovely winter portrait. When you are done watching, click here to see the rest of the series.
Aside from being within reasonable driving distance to and from Manhattan, New Haven Connecticut is also home of Yale and its uniquely picturesque campus, which according to husband & wife team Mary & Justin Marantz, looks especially enchanting when it snows. They should know – they’ve been shooting wedding portraits there since they first opened their doors in 2006. In fact, they met on the Yale campus when Mary was working on her law degree.
This portrait was captured on the Yale campus on a cold, overcast day. As Mary tells it, they were hoping and praying for snow when planning this shoot. The forecast wasn’t promising. It was cold however, which meant they had to work fast. The ambient light was a lifeless flat gray so they broke out their new Off-Camera Flash system. Not much larger or heavier than TTL speedlights, the B2 Heads are designed for easy set-up, run-and-gun location shoots like these.