Ah Spring, the time of year when our thoughts turn to romance. I think this instinct comes from the cycle of life, just like the animals and birds seek out a mate to procreate with, so humans feel the same urge. And that brings us to wedding season. The female or what is known as the bride, dances and fluffs her feathers to attract the right mate, and in return, the groom responds and before they know it, it is time to seal their Fates. And let’s face it, it goes the other way as well.
A wedding ceremony is an emotional finality that is performed before a willing and appreciative audience. Here at Mark Lovett Photography ( Bethesda wedding photographer) we love to capture the loving emotions of the day. I’ve always thought it uncanny the way Mark seems to have some sort of innate talent that enables him to capture these moments. The below images are not photojournalistic, but rather gently guided couples portraits. Mark and I know how to work with people, showing them how to hold themselves for the most flattering poses and light. Not many people know there are ways to achieve this, it’s something we have spent hundreds of hours perfecting. My next blog post will focus more on the photojournalistic aspect of our work. We try to get all forms of photography for our clients and adhere to our client’s desires.
If you go with our Studio, you may be assured of extremely high quality and professionalism. My advice would be to go with a proven commodity…Mark Lovett Photography!
What do all these images have in common? The lighting is the most important thing for an awesome image. If there is one thing Mark excels at, it is this. Usually on the way to a wedding Mark will talk my ear off about how to properly light his subjects…one can say he has an obsession with it and therein lies one of the really big differences between an amateur and a professional. You will not see the proper lighting effect when it’s done by an amateur. I always say shooting a Wedding is like being in a war zone. There are only seconds to change settings and lighting from moment to moment, the whole timeline is in a state of flux and a photographer better know what they are doing whether it is using natural light or not.
Even if you do not hire us for your special event, please please make sure you hire someone who knows the ins and outs of their equipment! Happy Spring and please leave a comment if you so desire.