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RF Wedding of the Week: Colombia Wedding Photography by Gesi Schilling

By // September 25, 2013 // Posted in Photography, Wedding, Wedding of the Week

I’m so excited to feature a wedding photographed by Gesi Schilling this week. Based in South Florida, Schilling was one of Rangefinder‘s 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography last year, and I love her work because (besides being a fellow Florida Gator), her use of light to create mood is unparalleled.
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RF Wedding-Schilling 27For this wedding, Schilling traveled to Cartagena, Colombia to photograph Sophie and Michel who met at a wedding in the same town over a year ago, and live in New York City.
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RF Wedding-Schilling 21 RF Wedding-Schilling 20One of Schilling’s signature shots is to somehow capture a nude bride getting ready, from a natural, unconscious and flattering angle.
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RF Wedding-Schilling 17As for equipment, the photographer kept it minimal: “I brought my two Canon 5D Mark IIIs, 45mm TS, 35mm 1.4, 85mm 1.2, 16-35mm 2.8 and a speedlight,” she says. “For daytime beach shots, it’s all available light, night time party shots were a a combination of available light and speed light.”
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Schilling says some 900 people attended the wedding, which was tented just outside of the old city in a Central Plaza.RF Wedding-Schilling 13 RF Wedding-Schilling 10
1654(pp_w801_h534) Second-shooting this wedding with Schilling was Jessica Kassin and Jorge Rubiera.

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See more of Sophie and Michel’s Colombian nuptials here.

See past Weddings of the Week here.

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Jessica Gordon

Jessica Gordon

Jessica Gordon loves discovering new photographers, and learning about historic image-makers who’ve helped evolve the craft. As senior editor for Rangefinder magazine, she’s passionate about clever copy and great design. On the weekends, you can find her biking around Brooklyn and downward dogging in yoga.

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  1. Wow – These are just stunning. You’re right; the lighting is so artful. Gesi is truly gifted. And the nude shot is just on another level – absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos.