Night Time Star engagement Shot
Barbara Ann Studios

Engagement Session at Strathmere

Yes this is one image. It is not two or three images combined into a composite. It took us 20 minutes to get it right and nail the shot and when I say us I really mean me. My flashes are behind the couple with coloured red gels on them knowing that I was going to get a silhouette of the couple. The hardest part is waiting for the wind to die down and stop moving the trees and for the couple to remain absolutely still during the time the shutter was opened to expose for the stars. These types of shots really only look great and work out in the country because it has the lowest level of light pollution. When I am photographing a wedding in the country, away from the city, I LOVE to end the night photographing them in a situation such as this. The weather has to cooperate though and sometimes mother nature is unpredictable. Definitely take about 10 minutes out of your dance floor time during the reception to get an image like this!  The hardest part for the couple however, is standing almost completely still for about 20 seconds. But it can be done and should be done on your wedding day!

Location: 1980 Phelan Rd W, North Gower, ON K0A 2T0.