A bride in a white wedding gown with a vale poses at the Kimmel Center. This bridal portrait was captured with an Canon 85 1.2 lens. Posing a bride with her head down and her eyes on her dress causes the viewers' eyes to drift down as well. The viewer also observes the things that the bride cannot see, like her glistening ear rings and brown, parted hair. All of her beauty is in focus. The bride's red lipstick and makeup is visible just enough, so that the viewer's eye can get lost in other things, such as the long, twisting vale above her head, or how the curve of her white bridal dress curves and blends into her pale skin. Soft colors converge on this image and make it glow with a vibrant beauty. Bridal fashion is the art of capturing the natural anticipation in a bride. In this photo, most of the bride's expression is hidden, but there are many questions that a viewer asks when a bride is slightly hiding herself from the public eye. This bridal portrait was produced in a different location than the marriage, which took place at the Bellevue in Philadelphia, so there was slight walking involved to capture the photos for this event.
Location: 300 S Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102.