Oheka Castle Wedding PhotosLight. It’s what drives me to create bigger, better, and more powerful images. It’s my strongest tool, my favorite element. At Oheka Castle the light in the bridal suite is nothing short of spectacular. No matter what time of day, the light fills the room with a warm vibrancy. When this Indian bride was getting ready on her wedding day I asked her to stand near the large windows in the suite. I positioned her at an angle to the window so that the light fell directionally across her face. Once the stage was set I stepped back and let the moments unfold naturally. By setting the scene like this I knew that I could be guaranteed good light no matter what transpired next. Many clients will ask me if I’ve worked at a particular venue before, and had this client asked I could have said yes, I’d shot weddings at Oheka Castle before. But even if I’d never photographed a single wedding at Oheka I could have made this image. It doesn’t take insider knowledge of a venue to be able to make compelling images there. It takes an understanding of light, a quick intuition, and the ability to think on your feet to create beautiful images no matter if you’ve been to a venue once or dozens of times! I love the delicate light on the bride’s face, the sweet quietness of the moment, and the gorgeous drama of the black and white. I love how the jewels frame her face and how the light creates a natural vignette. This image was a wonderful start to a beautiful day!
Location: 135 Westgate Dr, Huntington, NY 11743. Keywords: Huntington (5), Indian (14), Oheka Castle (9). 1/160; f/1.8; ISO 160; 85.0 mm.