There is a moment in every wedding, a moment so special that it allows us to design our film around it. Sometimes it’s the perfect steadicam shot. Other times it a brief glance between the bride and groom that says everything about them and their wedding day.
For this wedding the moment turned into many moments as the wedding party lit and released paper lanterns into the night sky. The shots of them slowly floating into the distance are truly spectacular. Yet it’s the shots of the wedding guests and the bride & groom lighting the lanterns that truly stand out. The quality of the light is quite special. It is warm and soft and falls off into darkness rather quickly. It’s moments like these that cause us to turn to each other and say “you have to see what I just shot.”
The wide shot of the lantern release was done with a Canon 7D with a Canon24L 1.4 The ISO was 1600. The rest of the Lanterns shots were a combination of 7Ds and T2i with Sigma 30 1.4 & Canon 50mm lenses.