I love trying new things as a wedding photographer. I happened to rent a 16-35mm lens recently for a photo shoot I had coming up where I’d be doing website photography for a business’ showroom. I decided to trot it out for Emily and Kevin’s Tucson wedding because I use my standard wide angle lens (28mm) quite a bit and I thought this one may kick it up a notch. When I saw the backyard of this venue, I knew I wanted to feature the trees in some of their portraits and the 16-35 was a perfect fit to do just that. I widened the lens all the way out to 16mm and got this cool image. I made sure not to position them too close to the camera because shooting that wide can greatly exaggerate people’s features the closer they get to the camera. It’s a tough balance because you still want the image to be about the people. But, I still feel like this one works. They’re both sharing a moment and their smiles show it. Plus that sun just peaking through the tree branches. This would look fantastic on a big print.
Shot with my Canon 5D Mk III and a Canon 16-35mm 2.8L lens at 16mm, ISO 320, f2.8, and 1/1250th sec. Edited in Lightroom.
Aaron Kes (me!) is a Phoenix wedding photographer who also shoots weddings in Scottsdale, Tempe, the United States of America, and Earth. Seriously, I love to travel to shoot and do so often. Let’s have some fun!