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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

Monday, April 3rd 2017

Soft Focus.

Like waves slowly rolling onto the shore, Paris Hawken’s photography washes over you, subtley immersing you in her hypnotic aesthetic. Based in the picturesque Margret River region, Paris draws inspiration from her natural surrounds to capture intimate portraits and wild landscapes with a signature softness that seeps from each frame. Director of the just-launched publication, The Elements Journal, expect dappled light and dancing shadows; each shot a blissful concoction of beautiful moments quietly captured.

Take a look at Paris' portfolio or get in touch via her website

Monday, March 6th 2017

Hauntingly Beautiful Wedding Photography.

 

Perpetually sifting through stunning wedding photography, there are those shots that never leave you. Hauntingly beautiful images that flicker on the periphery of your conscious, a shadow that flits behind the eye, defining every image you will come to see thereafter.

Evocative and timeless, we're in love with the new Paris series (and behind the scenes film!) by LANE favourite Alli Oughtred, that just landed in our inboxes. Framed by Parisian streets and French settings, each photograph is a revelation of soul and spirit, of intimate moments and dark romance. With an imitable aesthetic that redefines wedding photography as genre, Alli shoots moments rather than poses, capturing brides, grooms and guests as they live and love.

Get in touch with Alli on her website

Tuesday, January 31st 2017

Winter Moods.

Some of our favourite frames by photographer Lauren Campbell… there’s such a fine art to the way she captures tranquility. Even throughout the beautiful chaos and revelry of a wedding she manages to capture a rare stillness, steeped in emotion. 

Based in the ACT, Lauren has a particular affinity for natural landscapes, where the drama of jagged cliffs and wooded forests lends itself to the visual poetry she creates so effortlessly. The perfect photographer for destination weddings that require an artist to do justice to the beauty of your location, or winter celebrations with moody atmospheres and beautifully subdued tones that mirror Lauren’s aesthetic. 

See her full portfolio of work here

Thursday, January 12th 2017

European Love Stories.

There's an intoxicating beauty and almost palpable energy to Damien Milan's work. Images so powerful in their silence, as voyeurs we're wildly curious about the stories they tell. As the subject, we can only imagine how magnetically they draw a bride and groom right back into that exact ephemeral moment. Aesthetically there's a richness and depth the tone of his images that we rarely see. Light and shade illuminating details in the most cinematic way, revealing with emphasis what his masterful eye chooses to share. Its this level of artistry that sees Damien travelling the world to shoot some of the most exquisite destination weddings.

For those planning to wed in Europe and take advantage of Damien's location, we've just caught wind that he will be in Brussels late June and available to capture destination weddings and elopements throughout Europe from July until the end of September. For all booking enquiries, and to see his complete portfolio visit the Damien Milan website.

Wednesday, January 11th 2017

The Little Moments.

The little things? The little moments? They aren't little.” -  Jon Kabat-Zinn

Wedding photography isn't something we take lightly. Given an entire wedding budget to allocate to just the bare essentials, we'd spend it all on the most incredible location we could find and the most talented photographer to capture it all (Ok and maybe the dress). When celebrations are over and memories become less vivid, photographs are tangible and powerful reminders that will draw you right back into each moment experienced.

So how do you choose the right photographer? While we love social media for discovering new work, it's important to remember it's a highlights reel, and true talent lies in the ability to poetically tell the entire story of your day. Complete albums and poetic bodies of work separate those who can simply document the day with predictable frames, from the artists who completely move us with every fleeting moment captured almost intuitively.

A photographer who paints the most intricatly detailed picture of a wedding day with every moment she captures with soul is Andrea Kellen. One look through this Real Wedding and we were swept up in her magic. It's the way she captures the tiny details that might have otherwise gone unnoticed. The ones you might have felt but weren't always present enough to take in. The little moments, that weren't little at all.

Andrea is based between Berlin and Cape Town, but whisked all of the world to shoot destination weddings. See more on her website and LANE Portfolio.

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