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Sneak away



Beautiful shot, taken at night during the reception of their wedding. They wanted a sneak away photo and here it is.

Beautiful shot, taken at night during the reception of their wedding. They wanted a sneak away photo and here it is.
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Honorable Mention in Weddings At Night Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Weddings At Night Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Creative Wedding Shots Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Night Weddings Photo Contest
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MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 September 19, 2017
Very creative and very lovely! Congratulations on being a finalist!
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Cynthia_Lee_Photography September 28, 2017
Thank you. It was a fun shot and the bride was so excited have this image captured.
matejpaluh
 
matejpaluh September 28, 2017
Congratulations!! :)
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Cynthia_Lee_Photography September 28, 2017
Thank you very much!!
toddnicholsphoto
 
toddnicholsphoto November 08, 2017
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Cynthia_Lee_Photography November 09, 2017
Hi Todd, not sure what might be asking. Can you clarify the question marks?
korinna
 
korinna February 17, 2018
Voted on night wedding

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at a Rustic Events, LLC, a beautiful rustic country place and a family run location, located in Sumterville, Florida.
Time
This is one of my favorite photos. The owner of the Rustic Event's, daughter had a similar image taken years prior, making this a famous "must have brides image". This Bride's only request for her most wanted photo was this scene. Owner of the Rustic Events informed us many photographers have attempted to create this scene without any success, no one capturing the same or better mood for their clients. So becoming worried, as a wedding photographer we want our clients to be happy. My husband and I work together, in my heart I knew we could create this image and the idea on how we were create this was clear in our mind, however doubts came flooding in after the owner informed us of the numerous attempts and no one able to capture the mood. This photo was taken at the end of the evening, approximately 9:00pm, the skies were clear, the last photo of the evening, bride and groom gave me a final "sneak away", and with the first attempt we were able to capture exactly what we were picture. Needless to say the owner of Rustic Events, informed us, this was better than the original picture, of the famous hay loft pose.
Lighting
I myself was in the loft with the bride and groom with a back-light, the purpose to separate them from the background and give them a little glow. There is no other lighting from us, the photographers, only the lights illuminating from the barn and two small dim outdoor lamps on each side. The purpose was to have enough light to show the barn, yet to have the mood of the dark night.
Equipment
Equipment used was Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-70mm 2.8 II USM lens, tripod and only one back-light behind the couple.
Inspiration
There is a famous picture taken years back and the bride specifically wanted this one and only picture, her one request. It was a must take picture, for we want our bride to be happy. The more we became involved about being able to take the picture by contacting the venue to get permission. She informed us; numerous people have attempted to capture the famous picture, but failed to get the actual mood and picture. There was no success that she was aware of. Of course, now we are even more excited to capture this image, because the challenge was set in place to capture this, and even better. We were able to capture exactly what we wanted and with great excitement, the owner of the venue gave us the compliment that our image was better than the original.
Editing
My standard post process for all my images are to import into light room. We shoot in Raw, with some simple adjustments we are able to bring adjust our highlights and this image I adjusted highlights and shadows, and tweaked it slightly to achieve the mood that I was looking for, capturing the mood which my eye was seeing through the camera. This image was brought into Photoshop for some additional tweaking. The image that I saw was symmetrical with my eye, so some adjustments needed to be made so that each side was symmetrical in the image.
In my camera bag
As photographers, we carry more than we need. Because we never know what may fail and need a backup, or maybe there is something we were not planning on capturing, but later decided to capture. Nothing worse than saying "Darn, wish I brought that lens, or the tripod, or even lighting. My husband and I bought have pelican cases set up with two camera each. My husband has the Canon 5d Mark III and the Canon 70D. He has attached to his cameras, the The Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens, Canon 24-70mm 2.8 II USM. He also has in his case Canon prime 85mm and a Sigma 24- 70, he carries two Canon Speedlite 580EX II, one for each camera . In my pelican case, I carry two canon 5D Mark III's and attached to the camera are canon 70-200mm f/2.8l is ii usm and the Canon 24-70mm 2.8 II USM. For my two cameras I have one Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT and one Canon Speedlite 580EX II. I carry the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens in one of the slots. There is two external large battery packs that we use for our two soft boxes with the Alien B lights. The best part we bought a light weight wagon and everything fits nicely, so that we can transport from spot to spot.
Feedback
Using a very slow shutter speed, have your clients stand still, using a back light behind them separates the subjects from the background and gives a little glow, making the subjects a focal point in the picture. Tripod is a must. Since we don't have any external light source pointing towards our subject, we are trying to make the image as true to what our eyes see, a slow shutter letting in more light was the way to accomplish this with a camera on tripod. We did not have our external trigger, so to eliminate any movement from our hands; we used the 3 second timer, so we were able to press the shutter button with a 3 second delay before it trigger off.

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