Frame by Frame: Shooting the Bridal Session at Midday

Shooting at Midday - The Jordan Brittley Blog

THE SETTING

This image was taken at Kuhs Estate and Farm at approximately 2:00 pm in St Louis, Missouri. I photographed Megan and her bridesmaids before she walked down the hill to marry her Ken. I love the warmth of photos shot at midday on film. I always try to look for rich colors in the background (like blues and greens) to compliment the warmth. This photo was taken in a heavily shaded area at the top of the estate.

THE DIRECTION

I love taking a few minutes to photograph the bride on her wedding day. I always try to photograph her during a time when she is relaxed or the anticipation is high. I asked Megan to slowly walk away from me and feel the detail on her dress. Once she had taken a few steps, I asked her to look down her side. I composed the image so that the trees framed the bride.

CAMERA SETTINGS

Camera: Contax 645 Lens: Karl Zeiss 80mm Film Stock: Fuji 400H rated at 200 Lab: Richard Photo Lab

Aperture: f/2.0 Shutter speed: 1/125

POST PROCESSING

Thanks to Richard Photo Lab, I only added some contrast to this image!

PUBLISHED

You can see Megan and Ken’s wedding on Style Me Pretty.

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