Walk Through A Wedding, Part 3: The Bride Getting Ready

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Walk Through a Wedding is a yearlong video series in which we get to follow wedding photographers Justin & Mary Marantz as they set out to capture a young couple’s most special day.

The series consists of 20 videos, each one revealing the story and the lighting setup behind a certain image. This is the third video, showing Justin & Mary shooting the bridesmaid and the bride getting ready.

It is a fairly difficult shot to pull off. The lighting conditions in the hotel room are far from ideal and there is a lot of things happening quickly. But Justin and Mary solved this using a single B1 off-camera flash and an Umbrella Shallow White M.

“This allows us to cover a large area with light, but also maintain a directional nature to it,” says Justin.

“We don’t like to direct them too much or pose them,” adds Mary in regards to their subjects. “We just keep telling them to face the light in a general, and we let that moment unfold naturally.”

The final shot plus a couple of behind-the-scenes images from the shoot can be found below. The first two Walk Through a Wedding videos can be found here if you have not seen them already.

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Walk Through A Wedding, Part 2: Shooting the Wedding Dress

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Wedding Photography

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Walk Through a Wedding is a yearlong video series in which we get to follow wedding photographers Justin & Mary Marantz as they set out to capture a young couple’s most special day.

The series consists of 20 videos, each one revealing the story and the lighting setup behind a certain image. This is the second video, showing Justin & Mary shooting the wedding dress. Click play and sit back as the photographic duo share their thinking behind where to hang the dress, how to position the lights, what Light Shaping Tool to use, etc. It will be a well-spent two minutes. Promise.

The first video and the introduction to the series can be viewed here. The next video will be released April 7. Keep checking our blog or sign up to our newsletter and you’ll be the first to know when the video is available.

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Walk Through A Wedding, Part 1: The Iconic Bridal Portrait

Written by Fredrik Franzén on . Posted in Wedding Photography

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Two weeks ago, we announced that we would release 20 videos about wedding photography. Today, we present the first two.

These two videos marks the start of a yearlong video series titled Walk Through a Wedding. The series consists of 20 videos. During the 20 episodes we will follow wedding photographers Justin & Mary Marantz as they set out to capture a young couple’s most special day. Each video will reveal the story and the lighting setup behind a certain image. For instance, we get to see how the bridal couple’s dance was shot and how the kiss in the church was eternalized. Twice a month, a new video in the series is released.

The video above works like an introduction to the series. The first video showing an actual shot from the wedding is titled The Iconic Bridal Portrait and can be seen below. The final image from the shoot can be seen if you scroll even further down.

The next video, titled Shooting The Wedding Dress, will be released on March 17. Keep checking our dedicated Walk Through a Wedding page or sign up for our newsletter, and you will be the first to know when the new video is released.

Hope you like it!

 

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Watch Simeon Quarrie Make a Young Couple’s Dream Come True

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Some people fantasize about their wedding until the day it occurs. If you’re one of them, Simeon Quarrie might be the wedding photographer you’re looking for. Because his images sure do look like dreams come true. 

His recent series Released by Love is, by no definition, an exception. On the contrary, it shows Simeon take his signature style to a whole new level. By skillfully balancing the ambient light in a meticulously decorated attic with the light from his D1 monolight and Pro-7b pack, Simeon creates a series of images with a soft, dreamlike beauty. As mentioned before, it looks like someone’s fantasy just came true. And judging from the wedding couple’s reaction, that’s exactly what happened.

“Sometimes you have to just seize the opportunity,” says Simeon in regards to the theme. “Take who or what you want, despite the seeming restrictions from friends, family or a past that can act as an obstacle. Tied. Unavailable. Restricted. However, wanting to be released. Hence the title, Released by Love.”

The final images can be seen in the end of the video. But if you want our advice, watch the entire video from start to finish. It is worth every second of your time.

After that, you should check out Simeon’s website.

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Ning Wong Uses the RFi Speedlight Speedring to Bring the Sun with Him on An Engagement Shoot

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“Using flash is like having a sun in your pocket,” says wedding photographer Ning Wong, who recently tried the RFi Speedlight Speedring and an RFi Softbox for the very first time. This is the outcome of his test drive.

Considering it’s what weddings are all about, you might expect to get this kind of answer more often. Still, when we asked Ning Wong why he is a wedding photographer, we couldn’t help but being a bit surprised by his heartfelt reply.

“I absolutely adore the concept of being in love,” he says. “My wife and I are high school sweethearts and I feel so blessed and lucky to have her by my side. We have such a strong and loving relationship – every time I shoot a wedding, I feel like I’m reliving these moments with her. It makes me happy.”

“I also realize that my photos and videos will be one of the few things that my couples will cherish for the rest of their lives. They’ll be able to show their children and grandchildren one of their most special and happiest days of their lives. I’m lucky to be able to capture this bit of their history for them to remember forever.” Read More