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Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel Wedding Photographers

The beauty of backlight is that it can help even the most ordinary scene look beautiful and more romantic. For this wedding portrait at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, I took a mid-low angle and dialed the exposure in for skin. Though this photograph was taken during broad daylight, the manual exposure setting enabled me to darken the background without underexposing the couple's skin. I asked the groom to kiss his bride's forehead, and asked her to close her eyes, thus creating an intimate moment away from the hustle and bustle of this couple's guests. I used backlit fern fronds in the foreground to add interest to the composition. Wedding photographed at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel.