Putting on the Shoes

Just like previous scenes, something as simple as putting on shoes still needs a clean background and a strong key light. For the most part, your bride wants to look as slim as possible and that should immediately dictate how you light your scenes.

Image by Pye of Lin and Jirsa Photography (www.linandjirsa.com)

For this scene we chose to shoot next to the bright window light and have one bridesmaid assist our bride. Unlike the prep scene, we don’t need 4 girls assisting the bride and therefore we can work with more space and more light. Notice that we’ve placed our subject in a short-lit scene, creating a nice fall-off of highlight to shadow giving her a slimmer appearance.