Most couples would probably run away from a wedding photographer (and fast) if they suggested shooting your wedding entirely on their iPhone. But that’s exactly what one couple let professional photographer Sephi Bergerson do for their wedding this past November in Udaipur.
“I asked the couple and of course they were a little hesitant in the beginning, but eventually they said, ‘Listen, we’ve seen your work, we trust you,'” Bergerson, who is based in India, told ABC News.
“The wedding was possibly the biggest I have ever photographed,” Bergeron wrote on his website. “I have covered many weddings in Udaipur before, but have never seen the place so beautifully decorated.”
“Shooting a whole wedding on the iPhone (6S), as much fun as it sounds, was actually quite a challenge. I was not trying to document everything but rather focus on images that would later translate to the artistic vision that I had for the post processing. Daytime pictures where fantastic, but the night still remained a bit tricky. The new iPhone 6s Plus camera is superb in terms of resolution and colour rendition, but low light photography was difficult…This was not an issue when taking still images of decor at night. These pictures actually came out better than the ones shot on the DSLR. The built-in HDR in the new iPhone is nothing less than incredible.”
Once Bergerson has the photos, his post-processing went something like this:
“I have a very simple workflow for post processing on the iPhone. It would usually start with #snapseed where I correct the contrast, colour and highlights. I sometimes also add a vintage filter before moving to #mextures to add the scratches and grit. The next stage, if required, would be face retouching on #facetune. When I export to #instagram I sometimes add another filter there as well.”
The End Result:
While the couple–Ayushi and Abhishek–will have the amazing iPhone photos for their wedding album, Bergerson–who recently released a book of wedding photographs in Behind the Indian Veil–had other photographers from his team there as well with “regular” cameras.
“It’s not like their wedding coverage suffered,” he added. “…[It] sounded a little crazy in the beginning but what they did get is something that’s never been done before and I think they valued they got something unique. And that also has a value.”
See their gorgeous iPhone wedding pictures, below!