Sorry for the impolitic subject heading, but, getting right to the point, I'm shooting some outdoor wedding announcement photos tomorrow for a heavy-set couple, wondering what tips ya'll have on making the most flattering shots possible? I'll list what I'm planning to do, and I very much appreciate any suggestions you can make.
1. Dark clothing. I've suggested they wear dark sweaters or turtlenecks.
2. Lean against. I intend to lean them up against things (wooden beams, walls).
3. Look up. I intend to shoot from well above, looking down so as to stretch their necks.
4. Strong backlight. I'm thinking of strong natural backlighting to blowout the sides of their faces and bodies from behind. Will this be helpful?
5. Blocking. The male is much larger than the female, so I've thought of blocking his body with hers, but she's rather large, too. Should I block the bride with the groom?
6. Headshot. This last point about blocking reminds me that I should probably focus from the shoulders up, make it a headshot. Thoughts?
BTW, I'm bringing a strobe and large softbox for key lighting (thinking of 1 to 2 stops below natural backlight.)
That's all I've got. Any tricks of the trade you can share are most appreciated.
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