Sarah’s bridal shoot took place at her fiance’s parent’s beautiful historic home right off of the square in Columbia, Tn. Lighting can be a challenge in large historic homes as there is no easy way to light spaces that involve so many mirrors and cavernous spaces, but we found some great spots to really manipulate the natural and found light. All of the images use “found” light; just the windows and lamps normally used. I love getting the most out of the lighting a location has to offer. Some people would be looking for the prettiest piece of furniture or dramatic location, but the magic is in the light, the soft or hard qualities, how it bounces around the subject and the emotion created from the angles and color of the light.
I really love these photos (including their engagement and wedding photos), and we had a great time making them.