Wedding and event photography can be unique as photographers have very little control over their setting and subjects. We rarely get to weigh in on the time of day these events happen. Occasionally, my wedding clients will consult with me when deciding their ceremony time and I love when they do. But I understand that optimal lighting is not the top priority for my couples. In fact, if you’ve hired a professional, seasoned and talented photographer, you should not have to worry about lighting at all. A great wedding photographer should know how to create beautiful images regardless of the lighting. So when I’m told my only chance to get the entire wedding party together is after sunset, I’m not phased at all. Not only am I confident I can create beautiful indoor images. I’m downright excited about shooting outdoors at night. I get the chance to pull out extra lights and stands and create a fabulous evening portrait. When you know what you’re doing, evening can be a perfect time for photography. I’m more able to create and control my own lighting at night. It can be a blast! Below, are some of my favorite evening photos.