A fun loving girl in a gorgeous Hayley Paige wedding dress is all you need, sometimes, to pull together a great wedding photograph. Here at the newly remodeled Marriot Renaissance Hotel in San Diego, we got a chance to take a girl, put her in fashion-forward dresses and have our run of the hotel for wedding photography. A really fun day.
Hayley Paige is one of America's leading wedding dress designers, bringing a fun, informal, fresh look to wedding dresses. She has some remarkable designs and it was a delight to be able to work with some of them.
The girl in the photo isn't a professional model, just a regular girl who actually works for one of the local wedding planners here in San Diego.
The hotel had just undergone an ownership change and a remodel so they were eager to get some pertinent images for their own use. The allowed us to pretty much do what we wanted, move what we needed to move and helped us do it. This photo was done in a little alcove in the lobby, the blue velvet upholstery framed our girl and her dress beautifully, in my opinion.
The image was shot with a Canon 5D mkIII and 24-70 f2.8L lens, with two 600 EX-RT flashes off camera, to the right and left and one on camera to balance the background light from the window.
Location: Marriott Renaissance Hotel, San Diego Ca..