There are so many possibilities when it comes to bridal party photography, as this group of ladies posing at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel happily discovered. While a formal group shot of the bridesmaids and groomsmen is a wedding album must have, a more irreverent set up can also make a great addition to a couple's story. Because this venue sits atop a bluff, we took advantage of the natural strong breezes that come through the courtyard when the doors to the Monarch Sunset Terrace are open. When a veil gets lifted into the wind, it's hard not to smile, especially when it gathers a few bridesmaids in its wake. We love the spontaneous feel of this image, both in the movement of the veil and the laughter of the ladies.
Location: 1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629.