Ceremony Magazine is such an amazing resource for Southern California brides looking to research wedding dresses, so it was an honor to do a shoot for them that showcased impressive bridal couture. We photographed this model at the Monarch Beach Resort, which has a beautiful rust colored driveway, a perfect place to pull up in a luxury vintage Rolls Royce. The car's elegant white contours were an appropriate companion to the model's curves as she leans elegantly against it.
Bringing out the details amidst a dark background was a huge part of what makes this image so effective. We achieved that partly by using off camera lighting coming from the right side, and also by doing some tweaks in post production. The moody overcast skies and intricate texture of the gown got a little extra attention in photoshop, which ups the drama factor and more accurately displays the glamor of the dress .
We love giving our wedding clients the same sort of editorial eye we provide on fashion shoots like these.