Another Texas Summer Wedding with a Dance Party Finish

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New recent wedding I shot here in Houston, which had one of the best receptions I've shot. More can be seen on the blog if you're interested!

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My first criticism of your stuff. On 13 the middle one I think should be proceed differently. It creates an imbalance by making it color, same color, B&W.

Question on the reception photos. Did you use rear or front curtain flash and how was the flash set up? Enquiring minds want to know.
 
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To me the last image is very special. You captured a nice moment there, and the glance your way by the bride really makes this image in my opinion.

I have never, nor would I ever, shoot a wedding. I have great respect for those who do. I have greater respect for those who can do it very well, as it appears you can from this set.
 
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My first criticism of your stuff. On 13 the middle one I think should be proceed differently. It creates an imbalance by making it color, same color, B&W.

Question on the reception photos. Did you use rear or front curtain flash and how was the flash set up? Enquiring minds want to know.

The designer side of me got carried away with that triptych, I just loved the texture of the wood and wanted it repeated in different tones, haha.

The reception photos were direct flash with the plastic diffuser that comes with the speedlight, 1/20 sec or so at a smaller aperture. Rear curtain sync so the flash fires right before the shutter closes.

To me the last image is very special. You captured a nice moment there, and the glance your way by the bride really makes this image in my opinion.

I have never, nor would I ever, shoot a wedding. I have great respect for those who do. I have greater respect for those who can do it very well, as it appears you can from this set.

I agree with you on that photo. That is one of my favorites in quite a few weddings because its one of those shots that you always strive to capture - an intimate moment between the couple where, for just a second, they forget you're there.
 
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Great set of pictures, but the last shot is just too cool. The moment was perfect, specially the bride looking at you.
 
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Excellent, Theo. EXCELLENT. I would definitely turn that triptych into a diptych, just based upon the fact that the center color image and the right black and white image look identical, minus the editing.

Love that dress shot, man. But you forgot to bring a wooden hanger. ;)
 
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As always, fantastic work! Ive looked at the blog, theres some amazing pictures on there and they look like a fun couple to work with!
 
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Excellent, Theo. EXCELLENT. I would definitely turn that triptych into a diptych, just based upon the fact that the center color image and the right black and white image look identical, minus the editing.

Love that dress shot, man. But you forgot to bring a wooden hanger. ;)

Went ahead and replaced the triptych, it should be updating soon! I REALLY need to start bringing my own hangar...the plastic one definitely doesn't help the shot at all, haha.

As always, fantastic work! Ive looked at the blog, theres some amazing pictures on there and they look like a fun couple to work with!

they definitely were. one of my favorites!
 
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i've definitely got to work on that rear curtain sync method, it looks so fun and makes the party look so much more fun.
 
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Great job! Always love seeing your work. Very inspiring, indeed!

I have tried the blur motion shots with no luck. Do you rotate your zoom when pressing the shutter along with having rear curtain sync or do you pan to your subject with rear curtain sync?
 

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