Photography at night on your wedding day is possible. I had a conversation today with a bride who was figuring out her time line with her wedding planner. They were pretty sure wedding photography outdoors at night was impossible. The photos I am sharing with you below were taken at night without the use of flash. I always try to accurately replicate the exact look during that split second. Unless its absolutely necessary, I prefer to not use flash in certain situations so as to not change the tone of the moment.
This photo was taken at a winter wedding in downtown Boston right near the Omni Parker House Hotel. If you are having your wedding at the new Ames Hotel, the modern Nine Zero, or the historic Langham Boston, there are plenty of lovely buildings nearby to step outside during your reception for a quick photo. The photo below was taken during a quick walk from the King’s Chapel, immediately following a ceremony.At this destination wedding at the Moon Dance Villas in Negril, Jamaica, the bride and groom had an outdoor evening reception under the stars. There were a few lanterns and strands of white lights to set the scene. I shot this photo without flash.
For this Chicago winter wedding, we left Saint Alphonsus Church to head over to the reception venue but because the mass ran a bit off schedule, we lost our chance to take photos while the sun was up. The evening skyline was the perfect setting for this photo of the newlyweds.While it makes sense to take as much of your wedding photography as you can while the sun is up and fit this into your schedule, I am up for the challenge of taking photos under low light.