Michael ONeill Wedding Portrait Fine Art Photographer Long Island New York
Long Island LI Wedding Photographer
This image was created at St. Patrick RC Church on Main Street in Huntington, New York. The wedding ceremony took place late in the afternoon and the warm glowing sunlight was streaming into the church like a spotlight from an overhead skylight. After the bride and groom exchanged vows and greeted all of their guests on the receiving line I brought them back into the church for this wedding picture. I positioned the couple directly in the spot where the sunlight was falling and took up a position across the church where the stained glass window beyond them would be included in the photograph. The natural light illuminated the couple and the daylight outside the building illuminated the stained glass. Everything else in this composition would turn dark creating the beautiful effect you see here. I am known in the wedding photography industry as being a "Lighting Guru", able to create stunning lighting under any conceivable condition. In this case however it was just about having the ability to anticipate and "see" the light as Mother Nature did an awesome job of lighting this scene for me.