Maree's Blog / Will Your Home Be A Good Backdrop?

When we're shooting brides getting ready, not always in your own homes, our challenge is to find elements that will make interesting backdrops to complement the beauty of the bride and to add something to the over all image.  A  feature I always enjoy finding are staircases because they can offer some really interesting converging lines and can become a frame within themselves. You get the perspective of shooting both up and down and there are often interesting features at the bottom. And of course, what can add a lot of interesting drama to the shot is the light. As you can see from these shots, I was able to create some powerful images for Jackie in her mum's home and I used the tungsen light to set the tone.