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Going Macro For The Must-Have Wedding Details

Professional wedding photographer Kesha Lambert has documented the details of hundreds of weddings. “I enter the wedding day with the mindset that anything present on the wedding day is picture-worthy. If it is present on the wedding day and/or the couple paid for it, then it’s relevant to the story.” So how does the Sony Artisan capture all of these details as a part of her storytelling technique? She knows just what to look for and has the Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G lens attached to her Sony α9 II.

Professional wedding photographer Kesha Lambert explains the importance of capturing the details and how she does it with the lens made to bring tiny things into perfect focus. 

“I use the Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G lens for photographs of the tiny things,” explains Lambert. “I love using this lens for bridal beauty portraits, ring shots and other small wedding day details because this lens is razor sharp. In many instances our clients are not expecting to receive insanely tight shots of things like the bride’s eyelashes, or the tiny engraving on the inside the wedding rings. When we deliver these types of shots with razor-sharp precision it adds a ‘wow’ factor and in many instances speaks to the client's heart. The image stabilization on the Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G also compensates exceptionally for the handshake that comes with being a constantly moving wedding photographer maneuvering for the shot.”


Photo by Kesha Lambert. Sony α9 II. Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G. 1/100-sec., f/5, ISO 500

Many couples aren’t even aware of some of the details present on their special day until Lambert captures and presents them. “Most couples want amazing photos of their rings, but I also use the Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro G lens to capture the things that the couple may not even realize they care about until they see the image and it moves them. These photos add depth to the final collection of images that we present to the couple.”

“There are layers to the wedding story and details like ring shots provide context and depth. Details like the personalized engraving on the buttons on a grooms tux, the way the bride’s nails are manicured, the rose gold embossing on the invitation, the seemingly insignificant swatch of fabric draped over the arm of a chair, the earrings that have been worn by four generations of brides in the family – capturing the details is a beautiful storytelling technique.”


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