Today I'm introducing a new series to the blog: frame by frame. During this series, I will take one frame/post and talk about how it was created. For some photos, I will talk about how the subject was directed or how the photo was envisioned. For other photos, I will talk about how it was styled a specific way and why it was styled that way. I will also share the specs behind the frame!
Meet Deanna. I had the honor of photographing her gorgeous campground wedding in August and fell in love with the design elements of the day after learning that so much had been hand-crafted by her. I knew that the wedding dress was very special to her and she loved the length and lace. During a wedding-day session for the bride and groom, we took a walk by the lake. I was shooting film and Isaac was shooting digital and since I love the way fuji photographs greens, this vibrant patch of green grass caught my eye. Deanna had just taken off her shoes (because she is a barefoot kind of girl) and the sun was just about to disappear behind the trees. The light was casting long shadows and I wanted to highlight the dress with the beautiful greens in the background.
I asked Deanna to turn and face me so that the sun was only hitting the left side of her face. In doing this, the edges of the dress caught the sunlight. I then asked Deanna to look down at her bouquet and soak in the moment. In doing so, she lost her balance for a brief second and together we created one of my all-time favorite images. I love the sunlight on her dress and the expression on her face paired with her crossed ankles as she tried to remain balanced.
Camera: Contax 645 Lens: Carl Zeill 80 mm f/2.0 Film: Fuji 400H rated at 200, 1/125, /2.0