Our experience in Asia was truly an educational one. This is where we really got to experiment with different styles of photography and various subjects (landscape, portrait, event, lifestyle, etc.) We were also immersed in a very unique culture so it enabled us to observe and notice things we may not have otherwise thought to even look for and this has informed our work with weddings today. Most notably, I think that looking at the experience now, working as travel and lifestyle photographers has definitely influenced us to gravitate towards the use of natural light and outdoor settings.
We love the textures and compositions of photos taken outside or in spaces with a lot of natural light. Although using flash is often a necessity in our line of work, we still prefer to use natural light as much as possible.
With the Berkeley Church, we had the opportunity to use the upstairs in order to capture the first dance (and the father/daughter dance) in a very unique way. We are always looking for different compositions, perspectives, and ways with which to photograph – the Berkeley Church space was perfect for us to experiment!
As with any venue that we haven’t photographed in, we always try to do our research. We usually visit a venue before to check out the space, figure out good ways to capture moments, and to get familiar with the layout, lighting, etc. The Berkeley Church was a dream come true for us, it’s beautiful inside, the light is amazing, and it’s also very interesting (which is rare with a lot of traditional wedding venues).
Urban whimsy? Does that make sense?