Brianna and Joe’s outdoor Minneapolis wedding at Theodore Wirth Park Chalet was warm and bright and joy-filled.
To run a business, I must spend a lot of time thinking about that business. Thinking about my clients, and what they are looking for: how I can anticipate it, how best I can show my value. Do they like my use of colons and semi-colons? Do they want to hear about lighting and technical specifications, or do they just want to see the photographs? Somewhere along the line, I began talking a lot about lighting – about finding unexpected ways to light and photograph spaces, about shooting in dark spaces, and at night; about not being worried about complicated spaces. And that is true, I love problem solving in challenging spaces, bringing in light and dark to create images that make you feel like you are right there in the mix of things.
But let me also say this: sometimes the challenge is to capture the feeling of the sun filtering through the leaves, to capture the warmth of the summer and the joy of the brightness. And then I mostly leave all of my lighting in my bag. Because having a good tool is only useful if you know when to use it, and when to leave it be.