Photo Of The Day: Creative Getting Ready Wedding Shot

Wedding Photographer Lake Tahoe, California
Lake Tahoe, California, United States
Wedding Photographer Theilen Photography

Matt and Tara are destination wedding photographers based in the Lake Tahoe area. Their goal is to document weddings with photographs that are authentic and meaningful–or as we say ‘photographs that feel.’ They want to tell the story of not only what you experienced but show you all the little moments you missed and blow your mind with beautiful and timeless portraits. Both have a passion for adventure and wedding photography.

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.

The Shot

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.

Techinical Details

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.

Wedding Photographer United States
http://www.theilen.photography/

Our ‘Photo Of The Day‘ is a carefully selected image to help inspire you for your big day. Whether you’re a couple getting married or a wedding photographer shooting your next wedding, we want to show you great wedding photographers that think outside the box.  Each image we share has a lovely story behind it, whether it’s the technical details behind each shot or how the photographer arrived at the creative decision to capture it in all it’s glory.  Here at WPS & The Select Bride we’re passionate about great images, great wedding photographers and inspiring you at every turn.


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