I think any wedding photographer has run into this issue before, not every ceremony is held in a beautiful church. In my experiences, many of them have been in less than stellar venues.
For example, I have found that larger non-denominational churches can pose some real challenges. Typically they use projectors, so in a wedding the screens are rolled up and you are left with a straight black background. What do you guys do in these types of venues?
Typically what I do is set up cross lighting from either side of the stage (bounced off the ceiling when possible), and shoot mostly close ups and reaction shots. I’m trying to work some more variety into the mix. Any thoughts or tricks to share?