Environmental wedding photos.

Sometimes its good to step right back and shoot lots of scenery in wedding portraits. Obviously it isn’t the way we would shoot most wedding portraits, but here we wanted to say something about location and the Aussie bush. This image of Alisha and Andrew was created in a couple of minutes, right  at the end of our wedding photography session in a field of wheat, We’ll post a couple of pictures from that session shortly.

Wide angle environmental wedding portraits with dramatic sky.

We spotted this tree on our way to the wheat field location and decided if we got a chance we’d shoot under it on the way back to town. By the time we arrived back there,  clouds had become a bit mushy and none defined. We needed to rethink our approach. Originally we were going to shoot in colour,  deciding however to go with black and white, and  adding  toning and softening in post production to give it  more drama. Although we shot some closer images we liked this on for its simplicity and the way Alisha and Andrew blended with the harsh landscape. Not everyone’s cup of tea, but variety is the spice of life.

Environmental wedding portraits can take on many styles.

From interior portraits at home to close shots of the couple in an interesting location all the way through to something like the above, where the bride and groom hardly figure at all in the final image. Mixing up you styles of photography and your photo location shots adds interest to any wedding album. It’s important to have a mix of environmental portraits in any good wedding album. after all you spend a lot of time deciding where to have your wedding. Which church, what town, what reception centre, photography locations all go into your mix of planning your special day. It is only fitting that those locations form part of your wedding day photography coverage.

Speaking of wedding coverages, we are about to come out of those lazy days of Summer, and get right back into full swing of things, as wedding photographers. First wedding this season will be near Melbourne, in the hills at a small winery. Looking forward to that. Really looking forward to shooting with some softer light. Summer time here in Sunraysia is, shall we say challenging photographically.

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