The Big One

Rich and Jesse made sure everyone knew they were meant for each other in this late-night, post-reception group photo. The reception was at a place called Log House Gardens, near Salem. Once the sun had set, and the temperatures cooled down a bit, people were more inclined to move back outside. I positioned one off-camera speedlight on a stand, camera-right, diffused through a large 36″ umbrella. I wanted to make the people ‘pop’ a little bit so I underexposed the ambient light by a half stop and increased my speedlight by one stop.

Salem wedding photographer, Matt Emrich Photo, garden wedding