Creating Silhouettes on your Wedding Day


A big part of photography is knowing how different light will create different types of images. Every wedding season I make an effort to use my technical photo skills to create dramatic images for the bride and groom. One of my favorite techniques is to create silhouettes, because I find they make otherwise mundane situations dramatic and beautiful.


Wikipedia defines a silhouette as: A silhouette is the image of a person, animal, object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single colour, usually black, its edges matching the outline of the subject.”


I set the camera so that the colors in background are as vibrant as possible – especially ones outside against the sky. The thing I love most about this technique is that the images become icons for the couple – there is just enough information to know who is in the photo and the suggestion of a moment but then the rest is left up to your imagination.


This is my favorite part about photographing weddings overall – since your wedding day is often one of the most memorable days of your life, seeing the pictures after the fact have the ability to evoke feelings and memories from that day. The pictures will transport you back there instantly, and I take capturing that very seriously.


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