Using styles and techniques learned by studying the portraits in high fashion editorials like Vogue, wedding photographers Justin & Mary have been out there creating some pretty iconic bridal shoots. In the video below, you’re welcome to take a walk through the photo shoot to see how they’re doing it:
To capture the iconic bridal party group portrait, Justin & Mary us a Canon 5D Mark III and a Canon 35mm lens. Their three light setup involves 3 Profoto B1 Air Flashes, an extra large white umbrella, and a 5′ Octobox. A silver and white reflector helped to fill in some of the shadows on the subjects’ faces.
The idea for the shoot stemmed from having too many photo shoot plans rained out or otherwise made impossible due to the weather. Her solution was to create a simple lighting setup that could be moved indoors and would replicate some of the glamorous editorial spreads she studied in magazines.
“I feel like what our couples really love the most about this style of shot we’re getting is that it’s not the expected, and it’s not what every other wedding photographer out there is doing.”