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Thursday, February 1st 2018

3 Things Not to Overlook in Wedding Photography, by Joel & Justyna

There’s a moody allure we love about the way photographers Joel & Justyna capture romantic, honest moments. Describing themselves as thoughtful observers, their images are rich in detail, drenched in light and filled with poetic movement. 

We caught up this international photography duo, based in Canada, to find out 3 important things you shouldn’t overlook, when it comes to wedding photography. 

1. Seating

The most underrated but important piece of decor in a room, believe it or not are chairs. Chairs set a tone, more so than centrepieces, simply because there are so many in a room. If you're working with a tighter budget but still want an elegant feel to your decor, rent a set of beautiful chairs and opt for more modest centrepieces – like a selection of candles in hurricane vases at different heights.

2. Getting ready locations

Picking a photogenic location to get ready is often times overlooked. Instead of choosing a stark, modern hotel suite or cluttered relatives home, we often suggest a heritage hotel, or an Airbnb with antique features. Classic never goes out of style and dark, window lit spaces with interesting antique decor will stand the test of time in your photos.

3. Recessional

A great way to create dynamic images of your recessional is to have your guests throw confetti or rose petals, as you and your spouse run off down the aisle.

View more of Joel & Justyna's portfolio on The LANE Directory or via their website

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.

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