The grand exit… we have a love/hate relationship. It’s such a cool moment to see the bride & groom being cheered on by friends and family and make their way into a getaway car. What’s not to love? For us in can be really challenging. For instance if there is no light and the venue doesn’t allow for sparklers (which is becoming more and more popular). You see, sparklers works great. They put off enough light to create a really cool ambiance plus we can still focus. I’ve brainstormed trying to come up with non cheesy ways of a grand exit in the even sparklers aren’t allowed. Glow sticks? Nah, rave wedding wasn’t the vibe you were going for? Battery operated candles? Hmm, kind of doesn’t have that cheery feel to it right?
Maybe some of you have suggestions? Leave them in the comments if you do!
But back to the grand exit in this post. So in the event there is no light, we set up our flashes we use for the reception lighting and use a video light on camera so we can at least focus on the couple coming at us. At the wedding last weekend, we faced this challenge. And after we had setup our lighting we actually had a lot of time to kill while we were awaiting the arrival of the Limo (who came VERY late). So Jay and I messed around while doing some test shots…
Before you see the test shots, you may want to see the end result of the actual bride & groom :)
These are by no means good photos and they are extremely unflattering. This is mine and Jay’s interpretation of the Grand Exit :)
I hope that made your Friday. I’ll probably regret ever posting this so now I will go hide under my desk.