©David A. Ziser
With my bride’s soft expression, big eyes, and subtle smile, this image has an almost Mona Lisa beauty about it. The bride was relaxing just moments before the start of the wedding ceremony. The natural light was gorgeous on her face. She was looking down in a quiet moment of reflection, but saw me and threw her gaze in my direction. I asked her to hold for just a second, framed her up at nodal point #2, and shot away.
The resulting image had a simple European look about it with the soft color and tones of the stucco wall, the settee, and soft light on the bride’s face. I added the painterly effect on the flowers in Photoshop to add to that feeling. I was thrilled with the final result.
Camera specs: Nikon D1x fitted with Tamron 28-105 F2.8 lens at 105,, F 3.5 @ 1/80 second, ISO 400. Enjoy! -David