08Jul

Hang Loose | Creative Ways to Hang Wedding Dresses

By, July 08, 2017

During Getting Ready shots, there is a fine art to hanging and photographing the wedding dress. The right presentation can make all the difference!  To plan ahead on the day, we like to arrive early, and seek out unique scenes and backgrounds. By factoring in more time, it allows us to get very creative with the wedding dress photography. With your permission, we may even take the dress beyond the bridal suite, to showcase different areas around your venue!

Here are some of our favorite hanging dress photos from recent weddings. Enjoy :)

Wedding dress hanging from wood wall at Scripps Seaside Forum
For Lisa and Simon's wedding, we used the modern wood architecture of Scripps Seaside Forum as a colorful background for the Lisa's beautiful dress, designed by Pronovias.
Creative Ways to Hang Wedding Dress
For a bold dress shot on Diana and Owen's wedding day, we decided to live life on the edge :) After noticing the leading lines of the hotel, we carefully hung Diana's dress (designed by Demetrios Brides) on the railing for this one-of-a-kind shot.
Bride sitting on floor of bathroom with flowergirls and wedding dress
We like to incorporate the surrounding environment, such as chandeliers, textured doors, and even flower girls!
Creative Ways to Hang Wedding Dress
Wedding Dress Hanging from Stone Wall
Different creative ways to photograph and hang wedding dress
It's nice to photograph a quiet, introspective moment, while the dress is still hanging.
Rustic style wedding dress hanging from wine barrels
Creative photo of hanging wedding dresses
Bride's wedding dress hanging on wall with bridesmaids dresses
At Alison and Andrew's wedding, we made it a team effort, and incorporated all of Alison's bridesmaids dresses in the photo.
Portrait of Wedding Dress using Creative Angles
For extra volume and shape to the dress, we recommend bringing a wooden or velvet hanger, and having it nearby for us to photograph.
Creative Portrait of Wedding Dress hanging from chandelier and wood wall
Bride sitting and looking up at hanging wedding dress before ceremony
Bride's Custom Wedding Dress Hanger on Wedding Day
A customized hanger is a great way to show off your details before walking down the aisle, like during Eileen and Robbie's wedding at The Prado.
Funny and creative portrait of wedding dress with pug and chandelier
Rustic style wedding dress hanging from wood wall

We don’t want to leave you hanging :) View more fun, creative ways to hang the wedding dress!

18Feb

Let it Flow | Rockin’ the Long Bridal Veil

By, February 18, 2016

Debating whether to rock a long veil on your wedding day? For modern brides, a veil is now an optional embellishment, and a matter of personal preference. However, the wearing of a veil is a longstanding bridal custom, dating back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans. After seeing the photos below, you may be inspired to honor this practice, or to put your own spin on it.

As photographers, we are in favor of brides keeping this tradition strong! Veils are accessories that we can play with, and use to take images to new heights. The daintiness and sheerness of veils add texture to wedding photos, and help us to create dramatic and romantic compositions.

Out of the many different veil lengths available, today we are spotlighting chapel and cathedral veils. A chapel veil reaches the ground, while a cathedral veil extends even further, and spreads out beautifully behind the bride. The dramatic length of these particular veils allows us to create striking portraits that would otherwise not have the same effect. What bride wouldn’t want to channel her inner model and totally rock a “veil in the wind” shot?

Check out our collection of long veil portraits and prepare to be “blown away” ;)

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Bridal Shop: Here Comes the Bride

For more beautifully dramatic bridal hairstyles (with and without veils), please click here.

05Feb

Moment of Suspense | Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills

By, February 05, 2016

In our opinion, it’s often the quiet moments that tell the most powerful stories. For example, take a look at the photo below, which was taken at Kelly and Julio’s luxurious Beverly Wilshire Hotel wedding. While photographing Kelly’s final moments before the ceremony, we noticed her sneaking a peek out the window, just as guests began to arrive. It was a brief pause for reflection and transition, in anticipation of the day ahead.

When crafting the final image, we decided on a black and white treatment to heighten the emotion, and to add a sense of drama and timelessness.
Bride waits anxiously out window before wedding ceremony

To see more of Kelly and Julio’s stunning Beverly Wilshire Hotel wedding, please click here.

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