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FAQ about Questions About Wedding Lighting

My wedding venue has large windows and lots of natural light. Would I still benefit from uplighting?

Yes. While lots of natural light is great, light temperature, angle and intensity can make or break potentially amazing shots. Also, you need to keep in mind that at some point the sun will set, and the venue will turn on their own lights. In many cases, that’s when the quality of the light drops immensely. Likely the ceremony is over by that time, but the celebration is far from ending. Wedding lighting rental can take care of that in few easy steps, and help you preserve even more memories.

My wedding is outdoors. What should I consider when deciding on lighting?

Outdoor weddings are one of the best opportunities to play with light. Most of all, there is the decor: tent lighting, bistro lights, fairy lights, string lights, candles, lighted trees, twinkle lights, candles and so on. These accent lights give the wedding the most charming atmosphere, but usually don’t do much for illuminating the couple or their guests. In order to not ruin the ambience you worked so hard to create, you would need help from a professional wedding lighting team, who would know to install non-intrusive light sources in the right places and the right amount while keeping in mind the purpose of this lighting setup.

For example, you have a “Love” marquee sign that you would like to use as a background for your first dance. From our experience the lighting is often set up in a way that either doesn’t illuminate the couple, overpowers the sign, or, even worse, conflicts with it in terms of style. Our team would create a light that not only perfectly balances the sign with soft illumination of the bride and groom, but also follow the dancing couple to make sure that they are always in the center of everyone’s attention.

I see a lot of photographers do great work without any additional lighting set up. So what is the point of this service?

The key point of a wedding uplighting service is to maximize the amount of truly high-quality artistic shots for both, photo and video. Many skilled photographers are able to capture great shots without any special lighting. However, it doesn’t mean that all of their pictures from one wedding look awesome. It strongly depends on the conditions. Is your whole wedding going to happen all in one place? How many places there are? What season is it? What time is it going to be. Where are the windows heading? It it outdoors or indoors? Is it an all day wedding? Will there be dancing? Performers? Speeches? The list goes on. This means that, while it is not impossible to capture a wedding beautifully without any additional uplighting, we definitely recommend considering the logistics of it all, if it matters to you that you get as many tasteful shots as possible. Another strong point is to elevate the level of your event. When your speeches, dances, performance, main table and the altar are all exquisitely illuminated it creates a more upscale atmosphere.

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