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Outside Reception Lighting

Christian Oth

One of the most important, yet sometimes overlooked areas of a wedding is the lighting. Not only will your planner & designer tell you that lighting is important for the atmosphere and mood, but did you know that lighting is also an important element in your wedding photography? This is especially true if you’re having a nighttime reception outside — the right lighting is vital for your photography. String lights (market lights) are an option that are both pretty and festive, but also provide us with light as well as providing us with a pretty background. here’s nothing worse (and trust us, we’ve been there) than an outdoor reception where guests are dancing in the dark. In this case, we’ll only have a dark, black background to shoot on and this doesn’t translate well in photos. We recommend that you work with your planner to make sure that your outside reception is well lit—it will help the mood of your wedding and your photos!

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