In this blog I just want to talk about one of my best and favorite images that I shot last weekend at Matt and Junes wedding in Sydney. As a wedding photographer in Sydney I’m always trying to push the boundaries to stay in from of the curve otherwise I feel my work would become dated so here’s a little bit on how I created this awesome gangster like image of Matt our groom.
When we walked into the boys house I saw this massive marble dinning table which I instantly thought could be used to make a really dramatic pre-wedding portrait of Matt. Firstly I needed a really strong look and position for Matt to sit in so I asked him to sit on the edge of the seat and lean forward with his hands together. I had my assistant holding my Ice Light on the left of the image to illuminate his face and the scene. I drew the curtains closed because otherwise he would have been backlit and all contrast would have been lost. When I first saw the curtains I didn’t like the busy pattern going on but once I got the into post production it actually worked in my favour as the lines and texture of the curtains really add to the cool mood in the image. The highlight you see on the right hand side of his face is from natural window light from the next window with the curtains open and I actually really like this highlight on his arm and face it gives it a little pop of contrast.
That’s pretty much everything that went into the thought process of designing this image I hope you like the image and appreciate my explanation of how and why I took it.
Thanks a million Andrew
The best image from Matt and June’s wedding | Sydney wedding photographers