November 8, 2019
This past year I really wanted to elevate my artificial lighting skills, so I decided to attend the Apollo Workshop after reading some rave reviews! Patrick is a lighting wizard, and I’m so glad that I had the opportunity to learn from him and test out a bunch of new equipment – all on film! We had the opportunity to put all of our new knowledge to work during an Ebell LA wedding shoot.
For the bridal getting ready photos, we used off camera flash that bounced into a large reflector. How beautiful is our model Lisa? She wore an Alexandra Grecco gown with a little mock turtleneck and lace sleeves with a back cutout. For the groom portraits, we used a continuous video light with an octagonal modifier to soften the light. Even the flatlays were photographed with a flash bouncing into a reflector.
I think we all took a small sigh of relief when we headed outside for the portraits of the couple together and the ceremony! Back in our element!
The reception we photographed a few different ways, but I loved the result from the flash photos. I love that I have more knowledge around how to document wedding receptions even when window light isn’t available. I’m capable of shooting the details on film – even after the sun has disappeared.
My favorite photo of the day was the night portrait. We backlit the couple using an off camera flash that was inside the building. To the left, an attendee held a little LED light and to the right, an attendee held a flash with a mag sphere attached to soften the light on the couple. Pretty crazy to think this was all shot on film!
Workshop: Apollo Workshops // Host & Instructor: Patrick Le // Venue: Ebell Los Angeles // Coordination & Design: Fawn Events // Hair and Makeup: Sweet Fuss // Florals: Whit Hazen // Calligraphy & Paper Goods: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy // Gown: Alexandra Grecco from Lovely Bride // Shoes: Manolo Blahnik // Tux: Friar Tux // Accessories: MJF Bridal // Table Decor: Borrowed Blu // Rentals: Collective Rentals // Models: Carlton Yee and Lisa Starrett // Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab //