At a recent wedding the bride commented to me that she had seen tons of sparkler wedding photos and she wanted something a little different. I don’t blame her! Every bride wants to make sure that her wedding is a little different from every other bride’s wedding. So I had to do some thinking and we decided that steel wool photography would work, but I figured we’d throw a little different spin on it with rainbow steel wool photography!
I’d tell you how we did this rainbow steel wool photo but I have to keep some secrets!! Let’s just say it’s a lot of heat, a lot of spinning and a little magic!
What do you think of rainbow steel wool photography?
Okay so I’ve shown some “sparky” photos before and had a lot of people asking how we did it – the secret is steel wool! Steel wool photography has been around for awhile, and there are a lot of fun things you can do with it, but I’ve been having fun using it during weddings!
This particular wedding wasn’t too far from home so I set it up so that my husband would arrive at the end of the reception in order to do these shots. I have done this before with complete strangers, teaching them how to spin the wool, but it was nice to be able to have him there to do it as he’s done it many times before, even in the middle of Willoughby Lake freezing is legs off! (He puts up with a LOT LOL)
Anyway, my fabulous assistant Erica did me a huge favor by getting a quick little video of what it looks like behind the scenes when we do a shot like this! You’ll hear me yelling, “go go go go go!” and that’s because Scott tends to slow down when he’s spinning, when I often need him to go faster!
Hope you enjoy!