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My go-to, easy-peasy wedding reception lighting setup that shows off every little detail.


  • Camera + Trigger
  • 50mm or 85mm focal length lens
  • 2 Off-camera flashes
  • 2 Light stands
  • 2 Grids
  • Third off-camera flash (optional)
  • Gel set (optional)


I absolutely love my time at wedding receptions photographing all of the décor. My goal is to capture it as it looks, so sometimes that means using only natural light.

If you’re photographing a daytime wedding, this lighting setup isn’t appropriate or necessary. But if you’re photographing a night wedding, this will show you how to capture every little detail and keep the ambiance of the room (Figure 19.1).

My goal at a wedding is to create imagery that represents ...

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