Wedding of the Week

A Bright and Early Start, By Lightyear Studio

July 5, 2018

By Jacqueline Tobin

Photo © Lightyear Studio

With an epic wedding day like Amy and Darshan's (as well as Mendi and Garba pre-wedding events during the nights before the wedding), proper timing and coordination was vital. Held on a steamy June morning at the Hilton Philadelphia Penn's Landing and photographed by Nathan and Thanh of Lightyear Studio, the day began very early. Says Thanh: "We started at 6:30 a.m. with bridal and ceremony prep, then had the first look at 8 a.m. (along with bride and groom portraits), bridal party portraits at 8:30 a.m., family portraits at 9 a.m., the Baraat procession at 9:30 a.m. and the wedding ceremony at 10:30 a.m. It was a very tight schedule and there was so much that needed to be accomplished before the Baraat celebration, followed by the traditionally early wedding ceremony that is customary for south asian Hindi weddings."

All Photos © Lightyear Studio

"We were fortunate that our couple loved our style of photography and allowed us the creative freedom to capture their wedding day with our unique blend of editorial and portrait style of photography using mostly available light," adds Thanh. "It was quite a day!"


Cameras: Sony A9 and Sony A7 III

Lenses: Zeiss 35mm f/1.4, Sony Zeiss 55mm f/1.8, Sony 85mm f/.14, Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 GM, Rokinon 14mm f/2.8, Sony 90mm f/2.8 macro

Lighting: "Our style is a mixture of natural light shots with some appropriate off-camera lighting using 3 Flashpoint eVOLV 200 TTL Modular Strobe with Built-in R2 2.4GHz Radio Remote System and

Flashpoint R2 Pro 2.4GHz Transmitter for Sony (XPro-S)."


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