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Friday, October 27th 2017

3 Tips For a Well-Lit Wedding by Quyn Duong

We love this photographer's artistic ability to naturally capture those fleeting moments of intimacy, joy and anticipation in her images. We caught up with Quyn Duong to discover her top 3 tips on wedding lighting…

"If you’re looking for moody, cinematic wedding photos, then lighting is everything. To capture this ambiance, you’ll want to choose a photographer who can master the perfect ratio of light and shadow in any space. These are my top tips on how to utilize lighting to create that romantic ambiance for your wedding!"

1. Look for directional lighting

It might sound counter intuitive, but rooms with less windows might actually help create a more dramatic vibe. A dark interior with just one wall of big windows will give you that beautiful, singular source of light that can be used as a dramatic side light or an ethereal back light.

2. Line the tables with candles

If there are enough candles on your tables illuminating your dinner guests, then your photographer will be able to photograph beautiful candids of your guests without the obtrusive use of flash, resulting in more natural moments. 

3. Hire a lighting designer

An often overlooked wedding vendor is the lighting designer. And since lighting will make or break the vibe of your wedding, a professional can help install the optimal lights to set the mood for your evening. Ask for warm exposed bulbs and stay far away from up lighting! 

View more of Quyn Duong's portfolio on The LANE Directory or via her website

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