We love to get creative and artistic for getting ready portraits with the bride. Nina got ready at her parents house. Nina is a huge Disney fan and we wanted to come up with some fun images to reflect that. We actually have a ton of brides who are Disney fans! We even flew to Orlando, Florida to photograph one in Magic Kingdom in front of Cinderella's Castle!
Nina's mom had a bunch of mirrors in the rooms. We liked this area a lot. We loved the wooden frame this mirror was in. There was so much detail. We cleared off the dresser that was below it and only kept the lamp and candle. We did not want any clutter.
Neal placed Nina in the mirror and had her look off over her shoulder. We wanted to image to be a little dark, so we only lit one side of her face. We used one of our off camera lights to control the intensity as well.
When we were getting everything ready for the image, I mentioned to Neal this was a Disney related idea. This reminded me of Sleeping Beauty and the the evil queen Maleficent. It looks like the mirror mirror on the wall. Who is the fairest one of all! He had no idea what I was talking about. But Nina sure did! She loved it! The image that showed up in the mirror would be the lovely bride, Nina!