Dark Caves & Cool Lighting

This Monday just been, Doug and I took a nice little trip up to Blenheim to catch up with Team Jones over at Jessica Jones Photography.

The purpose? Well to eat cookies, drink tea and gossip of course.
Nooooooooooo.
Jess & Paul showed Doug and I a thing or two about flash photography.

Learning curve SKY ROCKETED!

Jess worked her magic and gathered two gorgeous couples. Leanne & Aaron and Brent & Clare were absolutely fabulous models to work with.

Not to mention the people who made them look even more gorgeous than they already are, Darnelle Bason and Chloe Sutherland … worked their magic with Hair and Make Up.

And thank you to Pink Poppie for putting together a gorgeous bouquet for us to use. These flowers shine a light across Jess’ blog. Getting married in the Blenheim area? Visit Nina at Pink Poppie for your floral needs.

 

We popped into Mahi, one of the oldest winery’s in Blenheim. And it’s dark and dingy rustic wine cellar was absolutely perfect for practicing some flash techniques.

Wedding wine cellar

A little knowledge for you. The head piece Leanne is wearing was the head piece thee Jessica Jones wore on her own wedding day some 16 years ago. I love how it hasn’t dated!

Wedding wine cellar

Wedding wine cellar

I’m only a little bit, ever so slightly, completely in love with these lighting techniques. Not to mention this beautiful couple!

Wedding wine cellar

Wine cellar wedding

Wedding wine cellar

The girls jumped on board modelling for us. And Aaron and Brent are thinking, sweet no worries.Run along and have fun girls.
So when Clare turns around and tells Brent that he’s in need of a suit, he’s thinking “What?!!” <– think relatively high pitch ;-)
He didn’t even wear a suit on his own wedding day when they wed in Rarotonga a couple of years ago. lol But look at him so wonderfully compliant and handsome along side the beautiful Clare.

Wedding wine cellar

Wedding wine cellar

Wedding wine cellar

I do love this halo effect. Oh so delicious.

Back lighting wedding couple

Did you ever see such a thing?… It’s all fun and games until…

Tug of war wedding

…Well, it’s still fun and games!!!

Tug of war wedding

Blenheim wedding

Doug and I had such an amazing weekend talking all these photography and more with you guys. Thanks again to our models and your sprightly persona’s. I can’t wait to get into putting what we learnt into practice.