Classic Portrait

This photograph was taken in the bride's family home. I discovered the family room while walking thru scouting various locations. I really liked the objects (fireplace, a painting, bass instrument, candles, etc...) that made up a corner of the room. Having my bride in a renaissance style pose and only using the natural winter light coming thru the window helped to soften this photo and added to the classical elements already being provided. No other pose would have worked as well in this scene. Framing the bride's parent's wedding picture in this photo (on the right) was the final touch to a great portrait.