What a great ceremony! I had the pleasure of shooting Keiko and Hal’s short elopement ceremony in Bremerton Washington the other day. It was the perfect example what Bremerton wedding photography should be. They had such a cute idea; they wanted to get married on the property they just bought – they’re going to build their house on it. It was a short, elegant ceremony conducted by South Sound Weddings (make sure to check Ashley out if you need a wedding officiant).
The weather was a bit overcast which normally means rain, but to a photographer that can produce soft, filtered light that keeps those harsh shadows away. The downside to the cloudy weather is that a lot of the saturation of colors end up muted. It’s been said that light is the photographer’s currency; we have to use the light that is given to us for these types of events. There is far too much planning that goes into any wedding to reschedule just to get better light.
This means that we, as photographers, must be versed in shooting in all conditions. Some will be better than others. Cloudy days or the “golden hour”; those are easy to get right. There are plenty of techniques that you can use to make shooting in harsh light successful…that will be another post.
It was a pleasure to shoot Keiko and Hal’s Elopement Ceremony. They were a very enjoyable couple and joy to spend the afternoon with!