First there wasn't any snow to play with for our Winter bridal shoot, but then there was just too much snow throughout New England. But we finally got together with model Chelsea to shoot a few bridal images after the perfect snowfall South of Boston. It was cold but beautiful and she was so game to get out there without any sleeves and freeze for a bit of Massachusetts bridal photography and I hope you enjoy these as much as we did making them.
So what do a Massachusetts snowfall and your bridal gown have in common?
In both you should avoid anything that comes in yellow. White is the traditional color for a bride to wear on her wedding day, and even as couples are creating new twists on the old tale it still predominates. There's just something about slipping into an elaborate white dress on a warm New England summer that turns a day like any other into a fairytale.
For photographers focusing on white poses an interesting problem as light meters have moved from our hands to inside of a camera.
Digital cameras are the ultimate compromisers, their tiny brains loathe extremes of black and white and seek to turn the whole world into shades of gray (between 12 and 13 percent gray). What happens when you point the camera at any scene is that it registers a "correct" exposure when as much of the world as possible achieves this level of brightness. But a professional photographer can handle the challenges, so don't be afraid of vanishing in a field of white if you're planning on a winter wedding because the snow can provide a starkly beautiful, and epic, backdrop for your wedding photos.