Soft, Elegant and even a little sexy. This image has it all. Wedding Photos at Dover Hall are impossible to mess up (well almost). I love this venue so much, simply because of how truly unique it is. But, back to this shot of my bride Stella on her wedding day... This was taken during the getting ready part of the day at Dover Hall in Virginia. I wanted to show case the veil, and create a nice soft image so I had her sit in the window sill, raise her head up a bit and then close her eyes to relax. I carefully posed her arms so they were free from her body, and then had her gently grab both sides of the veil to pull around her. I was able to use all natural lighting for this shot, and the texture and dimension it lends (in this case) was prefect.
The other aspects that I love about this image is the fact it also showcases many of the personal detail items. Things such as the ring, earrings, and head piece all are very well noticed. This is because I don't have her looking at the camera. It's because she is looking down (eyes closed) that the view is allowed to freely "check out" every part of this image. It's also worth mentioned that in her case, she selected a very "sexy" wedding dress.. so as such I want to also showcase that, and I have done so by having her lean ever-so-slightly forward.
You can actually watch me in action at this wedding, and I have included a video below that is a 60 second preview of the full 30 min. episode. You can check all of this out on the full blog post over here.
Location: 1500 Manakin Road Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103.