chapter 3


As wedding photographers, we do not have the luxury of choosing the location where we will be working. The bride and groom choose their wedding venue and, of course, where they will be getting ready. Ideally, the bridal couple would choose a dressing area that is spacious, clean, and full of light, but that is usually not the case. If only we could be so lucky.

But one of the most gratifying aspects of photographing weddings is being able to create beautiful photographs in chaotic settings. That’s part of the enjoyment. Throughout my career, I have walked into many hotel rooms and private homes that have had every challenging scenario that could be thrown at a photographer. Many rooms have been relatively dark, ...

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