Nighttime Wedding Portrait Session Playing with Star & Fractal Filters

    Now and then, I come across couples who are planning a wedding in a venue that’s dimly lit or even downright dark. Jessa and Drew decided to have a backyard wedding at night, so it’s safe to say that “dark” is an accurate description. Now, if you’re familiar with my wedding photography, you’ll know that I embrace the challenge of shooting in low-light conditions and find it quite exciting. While I adore golden hour, window light, and sunny days for their beauty, the completely different atmosphere of a nighttime wedding was a thrilling change of pace for me.

    For Jessa and Drew’s portrait session, I decided to have some fun and experiment with my newly acquired star and fractal filters. These nifty tools are thin pieces of glass that screw onto the front of the camera lens, creating stunning effects when lights interact with them. I used a star filter to add a touch of sparkle and a fractal filter to bring an enchanting, ethereal feel to their portraits. Let me tell you, I couldn’t be happier with how these images turned out. It got me thinking—maybe more couples should consider having nighttime weddings!

    As a wedding photographer based in Portland, Oregon, I’m always up for pushing the boundaries and trying new things to capture the unique essence of each couple’s special day. Whether it’s an intimate gathering in a well-lit venue or an adventurous celebration under the stars, I thrive on the opportunity to create magical memories that will last a lifetime. So, if you’re planning a wedding in the Portland area and are looking for a photographer who knows how to make the most of any lighting situation, I’d be thrilled to be a part of your journey.

    Remember, your wedding reflects your love story and should be celebrated in a way that truly represents who you are as a couple. So, don’t be afraid to think outside the box, embrace the darkness, and let your love shine brightly in the most unexpected moments.

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    May 23, 2023