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Best wedding shots: the beauty shot

Best wedding shots: the beauty shot

Best wedding shots: the beauty shot

This image was taken with the bride sitting about one metre in front of a window to give beautiful, soft light.

I shot the bride from slightly above as it can be hard to relax and look directly into a camera. It also gives her a lovely jaw line.

Although I always shoot in colour I felt black and white would add a classic feel to these particular wedding shots.

I also wanted her head piece to be a main focal point and my 85mm lens did the trick perfectly. For beauty shots I would recommend a wide aperture for beautiful bokeh.

PAGE 1: Best wedding shots – the venue
PAGE 2: Best wedding shots – the details
PAGE 3:Best wedding shots – the dress
PAGE 4: Best wedding shots – the beauty shot
PAGE 5: Best wedding shots – the boys
PAGE 6: Best wedding shots – the first look
PAGE 7: Best wedding shots – the big entrance
PAGE 8: Best wedding shots – the guests
PAGE 9: Best wedding shots – the bridge & groom
PAGE 10: Best wedding shots – the children
PAGE 11: Best wedding shots – the first dance
PAGE 12: Best wedding shots – the after party

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