Captured this past January at The Corinthian church in downtown Houston, this wedding perfectly illustrates the drama and gravity of a religious ceremony, juxtaposed with the hair-down, let-loose fun of the reception. “[The bride] described her family as good Catholics who ‘pray hard and party hard,'” say D+D. “Needless to say, we couldn’t wait to see how this would play out on their wedding day.”
“The couple, Michelle and Renzo, wanted a late, black tie, evening wedding, so everything happened after the sun had already set,” Daniel explains. “When we arrived to photograph them getting ready, the light was fading outside, so we had to deal with less than ideal lighting situations, something we’re used to for receptions, but it’s very challenging when it’s the entire day. We focused on little pockets of light, and slices within our locations that would give us interesting photos.”
Another obstacle: “The church was also very strict on photographers, so we had to quickly figure out the best angles to cover everything, since we knew we couldn’t move during the actual ceremony,” says Daniel.
See more of this wedding here.