"The First Time Ever... I Saw Your Face"
© David A. Ziser
This was one of my favorite images I took at Friday's wedding. We were working in the magnificent Presidential Suite of the fabulous Royal Palms Resort and Spa. The surrounds were amazing. I was getting some really nice portrait images of the bride in front of this very large mirror. I asked her to turn her head slightly till I had could see her beautiful profile. LaDawn's flash placement, my Quantum through my Zumbrella at 1/16 power, camera right was perfect for the loop lighting pattern I wanted on her gorgeous face.
It was then I noticed her reflection in the mirror and thought if I could align her profile with her reflected profile in the mirror, I just might get one "dynamite" image. I carefully positioned my camera angle to get the alignment perfect. Finally in a second or two, I had it and clicked the shutter. It was an amazing image - one of my all time favorites.
With a few tears flowing the bride, the bridesmaids, and the bride's mother loved the image - so did I.
Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with 18-200mm Is lens at 200mm, F 5.6 @ 1/50 second, ISO 800. Enjoy! -David