Gregory - Lighting was mostly out of my control. The rooms had high celings e.g. in the Bride and Groom one inside looking up at me, the roof was HIGH, so flash did almost nothing. As for the dress, I dunno I really liked that one, infact its my favourite. Whats wrong with the lighting on that one, not saying your wrong I just want to get a better understanding.
You;ve got the same title for two of the shots you listed, I meant the shot thats second from the bottom at the bottom of the page. The composition is fine, but as far as the tone of the shot goes, it looks like it was taken without flash, and I guess I just think it needs some sort of added lighting.
If it was taken a bit earlier in the day maybe. If it had the levels of light that are in the shot of the groom with the football i mean.
I've been trying to study several wedding photo trends for the last few months. There are levels and levels of wedding photo styles and within those levels there are different kinds of technical aspects to consider.
You can find those photos with tons of pre production, using studio strobes, locations, make up artists and all that stuff.
Then within all those levels, you can find this photo journalist style that takes advantage of the enviroment and tries to show the most without altering the natural image too much, taking advantage of the natural light as much as possible. Just like a reporter would do to cover the news.
I think that this is what Daniel tried to do succesfully (from my point of view) because all his photos accomplish the goal of showing the emotion of the moment.
I invite you all to check on the article series Top Ten Wedding Photographers
. There you will see what I'm taking about. There are very simple photos without much lighting equipment and those are very nice.
I don't know if there's a thread about weddings, but this is a very rich topic worth of discussion.