Wedding Lighting – Why You’ll Need It

People often underestimate the importance of lighting when it comes to weddings and special events. Sadly, it happens all the time, couples decide to exchange their vows in a lush forest or beachside setting, but forget no-one can actually see those old world trees or the waves crashing in at night!

That’s why having the right lighting at your event is SO important. Good lighting not only helps set the mood for your big day, but also ensures your wedding photographs actually showcase the gorgeous backdrop you’ve worked so hard to create.

Lighting doesn’t have to be extravagant or expensive. In fact, a few tree uplights are a simple and cost effective means of highlighting your backdrop – these simple lights will go a long way in creating a sense of ‘distance’ to the naked eye, while providing a wonderful backdrop for your photographer to work with.

You will find some venues use powerful flood lights for their outdoor areas, or worse still, no lighting at all! Some venues even use those nasty and unforgiving fluros indoors for their function rooms. Take a look at any of my event photos and try to imagine how those scenes would have looked had I used harsh floodlights or fluro’s instead of special event lighting ~ not quite the same is it?

As a former wedding photographer, I understand how important good lighting is. Outside of the wedding ring, wedding dress, and your new husband or wife, your wedding photos are really the only physical keepsake you have of your big day, and this is why you need to make them special.  If you’ve found your dream venue, indoors or out, get in touch with Southern Light Events and find out how we can add that WOW factor to your special day.