Environmental wedding portraits in wedding photography or close up more intimate portraits. What does the bride prefer in her wedding pictures? I feel like I am always rushing around trying to get all shots done with the same creativity and spontaneity as there is mostly not enough time. Creating an environmental wedding portrait really depends on the location of the wedding. Sometimes the wedding planner or the couple themselves have some ideas of what they think will look great, especially when it comes to the environmental wedding portraits and I am always willing and ready to work with them, but sometimes the light and position of the sun is making it impossible to execute a great picture. The sky ends up being washed out, the sun shines directly in their face, creating either awful shadows or makes them squint or the brides make-up will melt. Hoping for a nice overcast or haze or just the right time at sunset for the shots you want, is all you can do, but you can be proactive and let the groom and bride or the wedding planner know what time is get the best pictures. I have had great experiences and most people really want their pictures to be beautiful and appreciate your input and advice. I personally you need to do closes ups as well, because I like to see the expressions of the couples faces and their emotion and with the environmental wedding portraits you can capture the sentiment of the wedding and tell their story. Some people are more urban and some couple are more into nature or beaches or landmarks. Creating environmental wedding portraits is a lot like painting a pictures for me, compositions, colors and light and in the end telling a story. That is what makes it exiting.