When Allana, a bride whose wedding is coming up in December, told me that her dress was a 1950′s style gown, visions of Hollywood bombshells filled my head and those gorgeous black and white images they were in. Fortunately for me, Allana was up for a bridal portrait session in that style. We timed it so it was on the same day as her hair and makeup preview. We broke out the “hot lights”, which are continuous lighting sources and actually hot! Had to use gloves to adjust the light once it was on to avoid burning our skin.
The Ceresville Mansion’s elegant rooms were the perfect backdrop for the imagery.
I was so happy to try something new, to create in a way that I had never done before and I think we got some amazing images. Now that I’ve tried it once, I’d love to be able to do it again, learning from this first time, and striving to improve upon the lighting, next time.
Thanks to Allana for being adventurous enough to give it a try and Ceresville Mansion for letting us use their room!
Hair and Makeup- by Brenda Dalton of Rosebrook Studio www.rosebrookestudio.com
Location- Ceresville Mansion www.ceresvillemansion.com
Gown- David’s Bridal