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Outdoor Wedding Photography

When I first started getting serious about photography about 15 years ago, I started shooting landscapes and other subjects of nature.  The skills I acquired shooting in that genre carry over for outdoor weddings.  This shot was taken at the Maguire House Bed and Breakfast, which sits on a hill overlooking Upper Naukeag Lake in Ashburnham, Massachusetts.  The tricky part of a photograph like this is to make sure that both the sky and the ground are properly exposed.  Since the sky is usually the brightest object, it can be rendered pure white if only exposing for the other objects in the image.  If you expose for the sky, everything else will look dark.  The idea is to slightly underexpose the sky and slightly overexpose the ground, and then bringing them into balance during processing.

If you are planning an outdoor wedding and need photography, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Here are a  few more examples demonstrating this approach, which can vary from shot to shot depending upon the scene and the location.