Ceremony Light: Why It’s So Important!

The Importance Of Light On Your Wedding Day

While ceremony lighting might not sound exciting, especially on the surface, it is extremely important to your photos. We wouldn’t be taking up your time talking about it if it weren’t. Adjustments to your ceremony lighting need to be worked out well in advance, not on the day of.

Indoor Weddings

Getting married inside? Then make sure there is plenty of light. If you plan on getting married indoors, it is crucial that the lighting at and around your altar is bright. However, there shouldn’t be a spotlight on the bride or groom. Instead, your entire wedding party should have lighting directed at them, ideally from an angle and not directly above. This is especially important if your venue does not allow flash photography during the ceremony. If flash is not allowed, be prepared for more shadows in your images.

Outdoor Weddings

We are in love with outdoor wedding ceremonies. Despite the uncertainties that surround them, they make for incredibly beautiful ceremonies. The problem is, the lighting is completely unpredictable.

There’s no telling if it will be gloomy and overcast or bright and sunny, which makes planning for them difficult from a photographer’s perspective. The best thing you can do to avoid this issue, is hold your wedding in a shaded area around late afternoon, about 2 – 3 hours prior to sunset. You’ll look better because there won’t be harsh shadows on your face and you won’t be drenched in sweat or squinting because the sun is in your eyes.

Summing it Up

If you want AMAZING photos, then focus on getting amazing light! Talk with us more if you have concerns about your ceremony space lighting, We’re glad to help.

Want more planning tips? Check out these blogs!

1. Preparing Your Wedding Details

2. What’s the Ideal Time for Your Photo Session?

3. Do This Instead Of A First Look

4. Start Creating Your Wedding Timeline


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