Now Trending: Small Venues, Intimate Lighting

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Now Trending: Small Venues, Intimate Lighting

Picture this. It’s you’re wedding day. Everything had gone perfectly, but then, everyone starts to post pictures on social media. They’re too bright and contrasted, everything looks blindingly white, what a disappointment. Or even worse, all the photos that your friends and family took are devastatingly dark, and you can’t make out any of the details that you put so much time and effort into planning.

When done properly the perfect lighting will really illuminate everything from your cake, to your guests, and even the smallest of details in your dress. For this very reason, small venues that give you a clearly defined area of depth and perception mixed with either outdoor, natural lighting or, small intimate indoor lighting are a huge trend as we approach the fall/ autumnal season. Here are some basic tips on lighting and photography that you should know before you go taking your own photos or asking your amateur friend to take them at your wedding.

  1. Find and use a broad light source. The more area there is for light to come through the more it allows for the light to soften and spread so that it doesn’t seem too harsh.
  2. Remember the closer the light source, the softer your light will be.
  3. Use clouds and fog to your advantage. Both of these things allow for light to scatter in many directions and softens your light making your photos look more natural, and relaxed.
  4. If looking for darker photos and are photographing around candles make sure that your flash is off.
  5. To avoid giving the dresses a gray or dulled look instead of their natural white vibrancy you may want to add some positive exposure before you snap.
  6. Make sure to capture the small details. A lot of couples plan out very specific detains, making sure the capture them is really important to many couples so that way they’ll be able to look back and cherish those specific memories.

So if you’re really loving this trend, here are a few things you should still consider. Visit your location at the time of the day your wedding will be held, this will allow you to get an idea of what types of natural lighting is available during the day, how shadows are cast, and after the sun goes down, how the inside of the venue illuminates and how bright their lighting can be.

If you’re looking for a small, intimate wedding venue, fitting these requirements, you might want to consider Pine Manor located in the suburbs of Chicago, in the quaint location of Mt. Prospect. Our location offers plenty of windows to allow the setting, or rising sun into the venue. Our backyard features beautiful blossoming plants that are attended to and kept in tip top shape. Let us take the worry off your backs and prove to you that we are experts in having the optimal lighting for your event. With candles to give the rooms a romantic feel, and old fashioned lighting we can almost guarantee beautifully lit scenes for photography ever time. Don’t believe us? Check out these great photos taken by the Rev. herself as part of her add on photo package for only a additional 50 dollars. To read more about our venue check out our website HERE. Not interested in her photos or taking them yourself? When booking Pine Manor, you’ll receive a discount on her photographer Joey who you can check out on his website HERE.

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