The Easiest Natural Reflector for Bridal Details

Original Post By: Katelyn James


Do you ever see detail images from some photographers and think “Gosh, it’s just SO BRIGHT and beautiful!”?! So often I would get frustrated with my detail shots because I would shoot next to a window and while the light was good, it was always darker on one side and it bothered me. So, I started looking for natural reflectors at every wedding! Sometimes I use a white pillow, sometimes a used my timeline paper and sometimes… I use the envelope!

The reason that the envelope is the best natural reflector for small detail shots is because it stands up on its’ own! You don’t have to prop it up like you would with a pillow or plain piece of paper! You can just open the flap and pull it as close to your detail as you need it to be in order to add a little additional light!! I hope this little tip will come in handy as you gear up for another wedding season this Spring!! We use this trick all of the time! I usually just use the envelope that I’ve been given if it’s light in color but come to think of it, I should just carry an envelope with me constantly!!

The setup!



The Final Shot!







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August 18, 2016

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