One of the most popular questions we get asked by potential clients at the moment is to ask if we ever do "Sparkler Shots"?
The answer of course is a resounding Yes!
This is one of our favourite shots to try at a wedding if it is something that interests the bride and groom.
This shot was taken at Wick Farm in Somerset, It was the very first shot like this we had ever undertaken. Alice and James asked if we could try it as it was something they had found whilst searching for inspiration for what shots they might like to try. We always ask if there are any specific ideas the bride and groom would like to try and we always accomodate as best as is humanly possible.
There are a couple of points to note when attempting these shots:
1 - As a couple you will need to get into a position that you can hold easily for a long amount of time. You need to keep as still as possible for up to 30 Seconds a shot. Don't try anything too ellaborate - the best shots are simple poses.
2 - You will need to try this a couple of times so make sure you have plenty of spare sparklers to do it.
3 - Get a sober friend to help out with the sparkler "dancing" - the last thing you want is a drunken disaster and the bride getting burnt, not such a good look for your day.
4 - You can do this is any type of weather but be advised if it is wet weather it will be slippery.
5 - You will need a torch of somekind available so the photographer can focus on you as you must be away from all other light sources as these will effect the exposure and the white balance of your photo so much.
So why not add some drama and get some sparkler action going!