Part of our goal at LANZ photography is to try to match our photography with the lighting that our clients choose to have during their big day. Whether it is a dark restaurant or a beautiful sunny day, we suggest hiring your photographer based on samples of the same lighting that you are trying to achieve. One of my favorite more recent shoots required very dark shots of guests, in order to achieve this my partner and I placed speedlights in the corners of the room, as well as a carefully placed flash on the side to make sure my photos stayed sharp and with as little noise as possible. Noise is the grainy parts of pictures that tend to have lower lighting, and this is especially noticeable when printing any large photographs. One other thing that photographers deal with in lower lit venues is camera blur, this is because the photographer’s shutter speed is too slow and not opening the sensor fast enough for the movement. Photographers combat this with quality flashes like a high-speed sync, these are pulsating a light in order to allow the shutter to open further and accommodate the dark movements. Quality lenses are also a must when wanting crisp photos in darker lighting. We suggest sampling many professional photographers work to see which best matches the style you are trying to achieve.