Photographing brides under veils has become someone cliché for wedding photographers, but for this Ambassador Mansions and Gardens wedding, I had an extra minute with the bride alone while the groom took an important phone. I wanted to create a photograph that was peaceful and that set off a detail of the bride's ring. In this I believe that I was successful. Although this image wouldn't be worthy as a competition entry nor is it particularly extraordinary, it's certainly a beautiful moment with a bride on her wedding day that typifies the kinds of images that clients can expect of me when they hire me as their wedding photographer. From a technical perspective, the most difficult part of creating this photo was ensuring that the bride's eyes and ring were in focus through the veil. If I remember correctly, I usually manual focus instead of automatic focus in order to achieve this effect. The setup, pose, and photograph only took a matter of seconds to achieve. Ambassador Mansions and Gardens is located in Pasadena, California. Website: http://ambassadorcampus.com/. Contact Person: Sylvia Noland, (310) 292-5393, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: 160 S Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105.