Keerthi and Varun hired me to take their wedding pictures. So I met them one evening and I got an idea for an intimate portrait. I let the bride sit on the grooms lap in the driver seat of their SUV. My assistant held a YN-560 flash to the left of the frame so only part of their faces are illuminated. I triggered the flash with a Pocket Wizard Plus III and came up with this.
This photo wasn't a "pre-visualized" shot and required stealing the bride and groom away from the reception party for a bout 5 minutes. We only had 5-minutes because we didn't want to disturb the party. When we saw this little gazebo, we just had to shoot them.
This is picture of a Maharastrian bride (MUMBAI/Bombay) , after the make up she was heading towards the venue for other wedding rituals..and I clicked this by standing on 1st floor and my assistance holding flash and walking in front of bride...fired through PW flex and MINI.
more pictures from same series here
This moment was completely unplanned. The main dances were over, and we were about to take a quick break, when the bride's grandfather stepped up and asked her for a dance. It was one of the sweetest moments of the day!
Key Light: HSF in a 15" Lastolite EZBox (held by assistant)
Rim Light: HSF on a stand
A Canon 580 EX II with a faull CTO gel to match color temperature from othe light sources is on a stand behind bride and groom, driven by a flexTT5. On camera is another FlexTT5 with an AC3 controller. I first turn off the remote flash via the Ac3, then set the camera to expose for the continuos light. I then turned on the 580 e set its power from the AC3 to light them as desired
A single off Camera Flash source was used, positioned to the left and slightly above the subjects. It has been bounced from a card also. Camera is 45 degree from the flash source and directly in front of Subjects with natural light from the sunset behind the subject.
Flashes used: two SB-900'a shot on a Nikon D4 with 35mm lens. I placed one SB-900 with a Pocket Wizard Plus III attached in each bathroom. One behind the bride and one behind the groom. I zoomed the flash heads to 200 to limit flash direction and backlit each of them. I also had a flash on camera set at very little power for a little fill but mostly for the focus assist since it was dark.
I finally had a minute to sit down and have some food. I just happen to look over at the bathroom (which I had used that day but never even gave the "heads" a second thought.) After taking a second to "soak" them in I said to myself "there's a photo in there". I didn't even give myself and assistant time to eat. I immediately said get two flashes and two wizards and meet me at the bathroom. He gave me a look of "your joking, can I eat?" I think I said something like "no, I have an idea. Sick image!!" So after some trial
The brides heart was set on a sparkler departure and due to rain the opted out. We had about 5 minutes to grab a few quick shots and asked them to briefly step out into the rain. (with a bare OCF side lighting)
I had my assistant stand behind (with one flash SB900) and he mirrored the B&G's stance. Used manual with my Nikon Pocket Wizard on remote flash. Crouched below them with a D700 and a 70-200mm around his neck barely out of the water :) Used a D4 at ISO 800 34mm f3.5 at 250sec.
My assistant was holding a speedlight Sb600 with a PocketWizard FlexTT5 hidding in the bushes with spiders and snakes! I took the photo from the front at 10 mts distance. Nikon D7000, 35 mm (18-55 mm) f 4.5 ISO 250
It was a Simple Set up which I used 1 P2 connected to an Nikon SB800 to 4 feet behind the couple. Timing was the Key to this shot. Pocketwizard worked Perfectly to capture the Kiss and the at the same time the Water hitting its highest point.
Here's a shot I love from a recent wedding for Lisa & Richie. Taken outside Christchurch Art Gallery, New Zealand. 2 lights used; one umbrella high on camera left and one hard light concealed from behind.
My Assistant was holding a Speedlite in a big Beautydish on a monopod up high (on the right side) and it was triggered by a pocketwizard. He followed the couples first dance with the Beautydish and I took the photo from the front, also following the couples movement.
This photo was taken on the deck of a building over looking the Ocean in Narragansett RI on May 25th 2013. It was a windy rainy day but their happiness couldn't be contained! I created this photo using only one light shot through a small umbrella style soft box. I set my exposure to darken down the clouds and create a sense of drama
An outdoor wedding was caught with an unexpected storm weather. The couple was a little disappointed, for it was not on the weather report prior to the day. I grabbed two PocketWizards & Speedlites and said to them that let's us accept the rain and work with it, stress free. I placed a PocketWizard 15 ft. facing me for the rain to pop and had the groom hold another flash facing the umbrella and FIRED! I told them ignore me and talk to each other and I caught a kissing moment, which I came up with the name "Kissing In The Rain."
1x 580ex on Manfrotto 5001b stand on the other side of the couple. I shot with the Canon EOS 5D Mark I and PW Flex TT1 trigger + AC3 control unit. The image was shot with AV (EV-1 1/3). The AC3 was set so that the flash is power down to ~-2.
There are 2 Nikon Sb-900 flashes perching on TT5s on stands behind the bride (one around knee height on a nano stand, one about chest height) and 1 Sb-910/ TT5 combo on the right about a bit higher than her head. It's a pretty dense bamboo forest so to keep the background it was shot a bit slow - 1/50th the flashes ensure that the shot is tack sharp.
Nikon D800 with Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lesn TT5 and a SB900, triggering the 3 remote flashes on ttl.
Shot at 50mm at 1.4 with a setting sun so I needed the reliability of PocketWizards Hypersync to shoot at a high shutter speed of 1/5000th.
Had an assistant hold two speedlights on camera right aimed at Bride and Groom, fitted with PocketWizards Flex TT5.
On camera I had the PocketWizards Mini TT1 to send the signal to the speedlights.
This allowed me to eliminate harsh shadows off my subjects while shooting with a low depth of field and high shutter speeds.