I love photographing the bride's shoes because they are often one of the bride's favorite details! Style Me Pretty recently posted THIS image to their instagram feed and I have received a few questions about how the photo was taken! Since frame by frame posts are dedicated to sharing all of the secrets behind an image, you can read more below about the image.
THE SETTING: This image was taken on a cloudy day in a hotel suite. The suite had two big windows that faced north and overlooked the busy St Louis streets below. The walls were painted white and the carpet and chair were both dark. I photographed the earrings in this setting too!
THE STYLING: I pulled one of the white blankets off of the bed in the suite to cover the dark chair. I positioned the shoes so that you could easily see the shape of the shoe and the brand name (if that's something you were looking for)! I didn't want the image to feel overly stiff because Sri and Chris are two of the warmest people you will ever meet! So I added her darling cream clutch and the veil to relax the image just a little bit! Sri loves lace (take a look at her wedding dress!!) so I placed the delicate lace on the heels of the shoes!
CAMERA SETTINGS: I exposed the image for the shadows. I didn’t use a light meter, but the darkest shadows were to the right of the shoe on the left! Because of the shadows from the arms of the hotel chair, I exposed the image at 1/30th of a second.
Aperture: f/2.0 ISO: Fuji 400h rated at 200 Shutter speed: 1/30
POST PROCESSING: Thanks to my lab, I did nothing to this image! This is a straight scan from Richard Photo Lab!
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