Wedding of the Week


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

September 25, 2013

By RF Staff

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.