I've heard some photographers say that they are "Natural Light Photographers" or that they only shoot in "Natural light". Although there is nothing wrong with that, it was at this wedding that I realized how glad that isn't me. Given the choice, I will most definitely shoot with "natural" aka sunlight. However Jason and Shelby thought it would be fun to have a wedding somewhere unique, which is when they decided to have it at The Grand Theatre in London Ontario. It was an amazing location for a wedding! However, if you've ever been in a theatre, think about the lighting... just enough so you don't trip over yourself right? Which presents a bit of a challenge... if I don't use flash, all the pictures will be incredibly grainy and look terrible. But, if I use just one flash to light them inside of a big theatre like that, then they look great, but it looks like they are in a pitch black room, you loose all the ambiance of the theatre. If that happens, whats the point of having there, right?
What to do? Fortunately I have about 8 flashes. Up until Jason & Shelby's wedding I had never had a reason to use them all at once! Im sure glad I had them though. Not only did we use flash to light them, but we had to strategically place flashes around the room to light the entire place, but still have it look natural! Lots of work (and fun!) but I think the results were worth it!
Following the ceremony we all headed across the street to The London Club which had amazing food, and an even more amazing wine cellar!
Here are a few pictures from their amazing day!
Whats a wedding in a Theatre without a movie poster?
They stayed with the theatre theme for the reception as well!