Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. I'm completely exhausted today. Yesterday was a really long day at work and I ended up getting home at 1. I didn't fall asleep until 2 and I woke up at 7 for work this morning. I luckily had a short day today because I am so exhausted I can barely focus. I'm hoping to take a nap before I have my training session tonight.
I've been to lazy to take photos of my food today so I figured I'd show you some of my favorite shots from yesterday. As an assistant I have the freedom to play and experiment because I guess technically my photos are a bonus for the bride and groom. If something doesn't come out it's not make or break for the job. Yesterday my focus was on lighting because they had amazing lighting in the sanctuary and the reception room. Flash can often wash out uplighting so you need to really understand your settings in order to capture the ambiance of the room. My goal was to get some great natural light ceremony shots (achieved with a high ISO and video light) and to maintain the ambiance of the room with flash during the reception.
The sanctuary was really beautiful with gorgeous carvings and wood. It was elaborately decorated with flowers and trees (the chupah) and pretty lighting. This was shot with natural light with the help of a video light.
I went up to the balcony to get this shot looking down. You can see the chupah better in this shot. Huge bridal party!
This shot is my favorite of the night! They had someone playing percussion along with the DJ. I got this silhouette of him and I love it :)
You can really see the uplighting of the reception room in this one. Lots of purple!
The sanctuary and downstairs looked like a traditional, beautiful temple. The reception area upstairs had a lounge feel too it with a red hallway and some beautiful murals. The cocktail room looked like a club/lounge with big couches and chairs and the reception space was nicer that some of the catering halls I've been to! By far the coolest temple I've ever been to!
We were in Coney Island to start the day and that was rough. It was hot and we were running around and everything was late and parking was a nightmare. Traffic was crazy too. I'm glad the weekend is over and I'm ready for my well deserved nap ;)
I hope you all had a great weekend!