We like posing our wedding clients with light coming from behind them to create beautiful rim-lighting. As you can see from the image above, it also creates a glow in the veil. In this particular case, we place a flash behind the subjects and remotely fired it to really create some drama. At times, the natural light coming through the window is sufficient to light up the veil and provide the type of back lighting we are looking for. Other times more light is required so we use this radio controlled professional light. This couple let us know before they booked us as their San Francisco city hall wedding photographers that they wanted lots of special effects and drama in their final images. We think we accomplished it with this image and others we provided them.
What does this mean and how do we provide it? Any form of art is subjective in nature and can be difficult to rate consistently. We find that our clients generally love our work and give us high reviews. However, the truth is, you can never satisfy everyone completely when it comes to art. Each person has their own opinions and preferences. What you CAN control is how you treat the customer and the level of service you provide. We make sure that no matter how the shoot comes out, that our clients love the way we handled their city hall wedding photography experience from start to finish.