Today, the mastermind behind Looyenga Photography is sharing some of his favorite wedding moments with us, and letting you in on the key behind fantastic wedding photos! We happen to have some favorites you can find here, but in the meantime, check out his picks!
- Alex and Alyssa’s wedding was one that had it all. Pouring rain in the morning. Direct sunlight for portraits and the ceremony. Beautiful light during dinner, and right toward the end of the day we got pouring rain, again. The thing was, there was no tent. I had figured when it started to come down that people would leave, peace out. But not for these two. It seemed like when it started to pour people yelled “Yeahhh! Party on!” and just kept dancing. I love this photo of them kissing in the rain.
2. Lance and Alli’s wedding was incredible. They got married at a farm in Green Bluff that had this incredible forest in the back. It was late August so some of the leaves had started to change colors, and the sun coming through the trees was incredible. The problem I had when trying to capture this shot was that if I wanted to expose for the light in the forest they were way too dark. It felt flat. So I added a light onto them, specifically. It gave them just the right “pop” that I was hoping for and kept the forest looking just like it did to the naked eye.
3. Nick and Christina’s Coeur d’Alene Resort wedding was absolutely beautiful, as was their sunset. It was one of those times where you run down and get something incredible, and try and get back 15 minutes later. I love the reflection on the water, with the color from the sunset just coming up over Tubbs Hill.
4. One of my favorite ceremonies of the year, Chris & Brianna had their wedding at Settler’s Creek in the woods. The light coming through the trees was beautiful, and I loved the way the trees looked off into the distance. Their colors were simple and elegant, which was a nice contrast to the rustic type style of the venue.
5. Last but not least, this photo is one of my favorites from the whole year. We were deep in a forest in the Silver Valley at midday, but the forest still felt very dark, and mysterious. The problem was that when I took the photo with natural light, I wasn’t getting that feeling. The highlights would lose their detail, and this dark and mysterious forest would become a bright and slightly off colored forest. So we added some light to this beautiful couple and got something beautiful and unique.