The sky was incredible on this wedding, but in order to capture all its beauty we needed to use professional lighting that experienced photographers depend on. In this case, we used a Profoto B1 on a light stand and balanced the light falling on the subject with the background so the sky could look rich and vibrant. The right kind of lighting and light direction, can also make the dress really stand out. The layers of silk chiffon catch the light beautifully as the veil is lifted by a gentle breeze.
We placed the bride in the lower third of the composition so the sunset could be seen on the right. The horizon crosses below the waist, which creates a pleasing angle. The Ritz Carlton is an unforgettable venue for a wedding and on this day, we were particularly lucky to have such a dramatic sky. This photo was taken on the lawn right next to the sunset terrace.
The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel is located in Dana Point, California.
Location: 1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629.