Weddings at Hotel Colonnade
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Weddings at Hotel Colonnade

The grand staircase at the Hotel Colonnade in Coral Gables. This is an impossibly hard shot for a photographer to get, and get “right”.  The issue here, is that the stairs are so far away from the “alter”, and that the room is naturally very dark and “mood” like.  So, this means to get light on the subject (Julie and dad walking down) my regular on camera flash was going to be of no use.  So, instead I installed two different remote flashes, and clamped them to the second floor.  Before the ceremony started, I had my assistant stand on the stairs and we “aimed” them in the specific spots I wanted to get the shots.  This, allowed me to have a very solid control of the situation and break the room down into different sections as it related to lighting.  This shot now hangs proudly in the sales office at this hotel, because it's not one that most photographers (dare I say any?) are likely going to "pull off" or.. go to the effort to make this as perfect as possible.  When you see shots like this, you can't expect other photographers to be able to do the same thing.  Some of this is very specific, and very complex, and very much unique to me, my style and technical abilities that go well beyond that of just "photography".  

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Location: 180 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134.