As much as we love photographing weddings at Los Willows Wedding Estates, when we get a beautiful, fun, relaxed and happy bride, it's icing on the wedding cake! Tara is just such a bride and I think this shot shows that beautifully. These three are her flower girls and it's also an example of what we call our "posed candids." We tell the bride, in this case, what we are going for and then let her do it, making it all her own, instead of a reflection of us. She just gathered in all the little girls in a big hug, and who could resist that smile?
Shot with a Canon 5D mkIII and 24-70 f2.8L with a 600 EX-RT for fill from the back lighting, it's an example of what can be done with a not only beautiful but enthusiastic bride. Tara is a wedding planner, herself, so we were honored that she chose us, out of all the photographers she had access to, to shoot her wedding! As a wedding planner, though, she knew what it took to get good images, not only for the photographer but for the bride and groom too!