Sunset backlighting

This image is from another Oregon vineyard wedding, at King Estate. While King Estate no longer offers wedding venue services, it’s still a fantastic place for lunch or dinner and they make great Pinot. Also, they still let me use their property for taking photographs; it’s an excellent place for engagement photos! As I’ve stated in previous posts, I normally use some form of flash in my portrait photography: it just helps images look more natural, ironically enough (the use of fill-flash replicates how our eyes actually see things). However, there are some instances where the use of flash is simply not necessary. This is one such instance. The sun was just setting behind the newlyweds and I really liked how the light flared out behind them. Using fill flash would have taken away some of that contrast which, in this case, I wanted to show.

Oregon vineyard wedding, Matt Emrich Photo

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