(Above) My beautiful client asked me to create two distinct looks for her bridal portrait session. The first was an outdoor country look with open sky and plenty of trees. The second request I will explain a little further down. We met at a local park in Sarasota where I managed to isolate a slice of its background to create the look I was after. Just for giggles, you need to know that to the right of the frame there was a parking lot and to its left a very busy road. As a wedding photographer in Sarasota, you have to be resourceful in your selection of locations.
(Above) Same location as the previous frame, but with a modified pose and a little post-production addition of modified color.
(Above) And now to explain the second request for this bridal portrait session. The request was to create a portrait in a cemetery. Yes, a cemetery! I was thrown back but very up to the challenge. The bride suggested the cemetery and after scouting it out, I saw a lot of potential for an amazing bridal portrait. The white panels were added for added contrast and the illusion of movement in the wind. I created this black and white version because I wanted the viewer to see the drama right away and not be delayed by the color component.
(Above) The same location, but with a modified pose. This portrait remains in color with an old film look to play into the ‘relic look’ of the portrait.
(Above) This last portrait has the bride lying atop a grave marker. The lighting and the pose tells the story of a lamenting bride mourning above ‘her dearly departed’. In the end, I looked back through my LCD and was amazed at how well this somber location worked out.
by Angel Navarro Photography
Florida Wedding Photographer
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