I’ve gotten to put a lot of weird things in front of my lens over the course of four years of doing weddings. I’m a little like MacGuyver when it comes to shooting techniques – I use random objects around me to solve the plot mystery and save the day — or in my case, to bend light and make magic. But let’s not get me geeking out about light because I will *talk your ear off*.
LHP style flows between ethereal storybook, classic chic candids, and over the course of an 8-9 hour day, we also have time to experiment and get some more artistic shots using our unusual items. The list of things we’ve shot with? Prisms, DVDs, a full suite of Apple i products, glasses full of ice, flower petals, eyeglasses, and even a technique called lens chimping, where the lens is almost entirely removed from the camera and you move your lens around until your thin plane of focus is where you want it to be.
I even challenge my second shooters once their standard shots are done, by assigning them peculiar and random objects to shoot with to make something beautiful and unique. And let me tell you, the people I work with could use a lemon on a fork and make a beautiful image.
Glass of ice
A reflective wall
Found light and raindrops
Glass with ice
This sort of thing is particularly suited to glitzy, sparkly events with a lot of twinkling lights, and ballrooms with chandeliers, and for people who want something a little more artistic and unique.