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Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel Wedding Bride Portrait

Sometimes a tiny shard of light is all you need to create a lovely bridal portrait. For this photograph, taken in a hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, I used window light illuminate the far side of the bride's face, then positioned myself on the shadow side. In this way, I was able to use rim lighting to create a dark, moody portrait. Though you can't see it in this photograph, the bride had a bouquet full of seashells and sea-themed brooches. Her veil added a diaphanous element to the bride's classic look. Wedding photographed at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel.