Monday, February 2, 2009


When I see paper lanterns at weddings, my eyes get really big and I start grinning from ear to ear. Why? Because light is a photographer's best friend! I adore paper lanterns for the delicate light they provide as well as their beauty. They really do add an element of whimsy to the wedding.

Heather and Brad purchased their battery operated paper lanterns from Bed, Bath, and Beyond. They were sold in packs of 5 for just $10! I love this photo so much that it has its own page in one of my sample albums. Seriously, that light was to die for.

It was pitch black outside when I took this photo of Heather and Brad, but the lanterns provided just enough light for me to get the shot. Plus, check out how incredible the lights look in the background! Gorgeous!!!

This is one of my favorite detail shots from their wedding. Just look at that night sky!

If you can't find what you are looking for locally, check out this awesome source for paper lanterns. Their bright colored lanterns would be perfect for a summer wedding. And, of course, for whoever is planning the lovely poppy and aqua wedding of my dreams, feel free to pick up some of these and these. Please and thank you.

Ken and I really wanted lanterns for our wedding reception, but unfortunately the venue would not allow it. Ask our photographers -- we definitely could have used some more light in there!


  1. So gorgeous! The shot of her laughing is so awesome.

  2. I love all of these but the laughing shot is just perfect!

  3. Oh my gosh, that middle photo takes the cake! That is real happiness right there. I kind of want to know what he's saying to her!

  4. I don't think I have ever seen a more genuine smile in my life. You rocked these photos, Lindsay!

  5. You are cracking me up with the poppy and aqua hints!