Candle-lit Wedding Ceremony

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  1. skiboarder72

    skiboarder72 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Dori and Daniel's wedding started with a beautiful candle-lit ceremony in an old single room church that was built in the 1700's. After this we took some family pictures and headed off to the reception dinner. The reception was at King's Tree Eatery in downtown Inman, SC. It was a small cozy place with plenty of sweet tea, coffee, and a warm fireplace. It was the perfect match for a smaller casual wedding.

    I have to admit, I was a bit nervous about shooting the ceremony, as it was my first candle-lit wedding. I wanted to use minimal flash to preserve the unique lighting from the glowing candles. I surprised myself and the results came out fantastic! I hope you enjoy them as well! A big thanks goes out to Dori & Daniel for letting me cover their wedding day. A few of my favorites are below, feedback is appreciated!

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  2. jlykins

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    Very cool. Given the lighting situation I think you did a very good job. Nice Photos.
     
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    thanks for posting these... 15, 20, and 25 are my favorites here.

    I know candle light is very orange, but the pictures will be more pleasing if you edit the white balance a bit to make them a bit more natural colored.

    also, 23 in particularly looks like you had really harsh lighting on him. maybe bouncing or modifiying the light in some other way would help there.
     
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    I'd mess with the white balance a bit, and if you have a noise reduction program, I'd use it. I know it's hard not to get noise when shooting in candle-light, but it looks pretty prevalent in some of them. The shots of the details surrounding the wedding have good composition though.
     
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    1,2 & 15 i love!
    but i do agree on making the candle light look a little more natural, i think your bride will be very pleased with your style.
     

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