Bride Shows Off Bulging Bicep at Terranea Wedding
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Bride Shows Off Bulging Bicep at Terranea Wedding

So my clients spend quite a bit of time in the gym. In this bride certainly met that criteria. 

In fact she met her husband in the gym; he was her personal trainer. So I felt that this image was particularly relevant to her story and her personality. This bride is also a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.

From a technical perspective, this image of a subject on a clean wall with a considerable amount of negative space is typical of the kind of photography that I enjoy creating. Although I am often presented with locations with amazing vistas, and I love to take advantage of them, I particularly love to take a perfectly clean background, place my subject in that area, and then create a story with nothing more than the person and their pose. 

It's so much the better, when the pose is quirky or fun. For this particular image, the wall was not as wide as you see here. I simply created the photograph of the bride and then extended the wall using Photoshop. I captured this image in a secluded part of the Terranea Resort in an area that I know always has excellent light available for these kinds of portraits. It is also the same location that I often use for a first look when I'm photographing couples at this venue.

Terranea Resort is located in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Phone: (310) 265-2800. Website:

Location: 6610 Palos Verdes Dr S, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

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