Blue Backlight Silhouette of Bride & Groom at SLS Hotel
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Blue Backlight Silhouette of Bride & Groom at SLS Hotel

Beverly Hills SLS Hotel is not an easy location for many wedding photographers. 

The interior lighting in some areas simply isn't suitable unless you are using off-camera flash. However, for this image, I'm quite happy having not used any light at all. This blue panel and others like it can be seen in the lobby outside of the main banquet area. the blue panel truly set the mood of this room and integrating the silhouette of the bride and groom into this photograph is appropriate for the mood presented by this hotel. We three had just finished our portrait session following the ceremony and the bride and groom had taken a moment to relax in the white leather seats found in this area. 

To create this image, I asked the bride and groom to look at each other and then prompted them to continue to turn their faces or bodies in such a way until I had a clear and distinct profile of each of them. In post production, I darkened the black areas of the image and also adjusted the perspective to make the blue box background perfectly vertical, straightening the lines, thereby improving the simplicity of the photo.

The SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills is located in Los Angeles, California. Phone: (310) 247-0400. Website:

Location: 465 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

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