This is a test I did with one of this years brides trying out Hollywood Glamour wedding photography. I was inspired by the old Hollywood portraits done by George Hurrell. It appears he used mostly direct light. I know that some of the shots were done with a large format camera. This was in the day before strobes were effective, so he probably used a bunch of tungsten hot lights. It must have been an interesting set.
I did this project with H&M artist Mary Simmons, she did the hair and makeup. I was able to get to the bride before she had her dressed cleaned and put away. It was shot in my studio with a very simple 2 light setup. I will continue to test with models and brides. I think it would be a nice addition to any wedding package, to offer Hollywood glamor photography before or after the wedding. I’m hearing that brides and couples are doing day after sessions. Might be something to explore.