Iâ€™m Daniel. Iâ€™m a guy. Iâ€™m a husband. Iâ€™m a dad. I used to be an aerospace engineer before turning to full time photography to fulfill my personal need
Wedding Photographer Lake Tahoe, United States. Theilen Wedding Photography shares a wedding photography technique.
My wife Tara and I are a team on 99% of our weddings. Our approach is pretty simple, we document the day with as little intrusion as possible. It's always been important to us to not have the photography be a major focus for the couple on the day so we blend in and work quickly and efficiently—like ninjas.
This photograph is of a bride getting ready. She was alone in the salon and so I had a ton of time to wander around and look for interesting images. I walked over to the mirror and got close to it and saw her reflected image kind of like a prism. I had the idea to backlight it and made a few images. Somehow it needed more so I pulled out some twinkly lights which sit in our light bag for just these occasions. I dangled them in front of the lens and waited for everything to line up.
The mirror was very close to a counter top making it virtually impossible for me to look through the viewfinder on my Nikon D4s. Luckily we also shoot with the Nikon D750 and the articulated screen was the only way I could have made this image efficiently. This wedding photo was show with a Nikon D750 camera and 85mm 1.8 lens. It was more or less an out of the camera shot with the shadows burned in a little bit.