During the Memorial Day weekend, I photographed the wedding of Elizabeth and Andrew Myers at an outdoor area owned by the Middlesettlements UMC called . . . the Field of Dreams! WHat a great name for a place to get married!
But I wanted to do a special image for them that would take in the beautiful rolling hills around this area. I wanted to showcase them but still capture the expanse of land around them. Well, the second part could be done with a wide-angle lens, but then the new Mr. and Mrs. Myers would be tiny in the image.
Fortunately, there is a technique that has been popularized by noted photographer Ryan Brenizer; commonly referred to as "the Brenizer Method," it involves taking a series of images of the couple and around the couple using a shallow depth of field, and then using Photoshop to stitch them all together.
And this is what you get:
The image above took more than 50 separate images to make.
Does it take extra time? Sure. When I first saw an example, did I have to learn how to do it? Yeah. But . . . it's the Field of Dreams, and a little more effort for my clients is worth it when it makes their wedding pictures special.