Couple's Sunset Silhouette after Malibu Wedding
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Couple's Sunset Silhouette after Malibu Wedding

This wedding was photographed at a private estate in Malibu, California.

Whenever it's appropriate, I enjoy creating silhouettes of couples at weddings. For this Malibu event, I was working with the couple near sunset and noticed the golden light that was streaming through the bride's veil. After trying to capture that light with a traditional approach, I realized that I could highlight that element of the bride's regalia simply by exposing for that light alone and letting the bridegroom go completely into shadow. I enjoy the movement of the veil in the negative space, but I wish I could have spent a little more time coaxing a more interactive expression from the bride and groom. As it was, we were very rushed in our portrait time and I was only able to bring this image so far along before we had to move on to the next item on the reception schedule.

Location: Malibu, California.

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