When we could no longer stand the heat in the sugar cane we left the beautiful Sugar Cane Road and went down to a historic, abandoned High School that was built over 100 years ago. We immediately noticed the wonderful architecture and the lines that the building was yielding were magnificent. We got Christine up in this old window sill and I loved the fact that through the window I was able to see the lines from another building driving perpendicular through the window making for a much more dramatic shot.
The wind was blowing so hard that we didn't have to do any special effects to capture the veil as we did in the pictures below. I love the first shot because the veil looks like wings. I don't think I could duplicate the shot again because it was sheer patience and luck that the veil flowed in the outline of wings. The wind was blowing so hard that it actually flew out of her hair no less than 5 times...and when it flew it literally flew away and I had to go and get it. One time it actually flew backwards through the window and into the building you see in the background and I had to climb in and get it which wasn't easy.
When shooting photography the best pictures have symmetry and asymmetry at the same time. That's why I especially love the shot in the middle. There are so many lines that work with and against each other....making for a much more dramatic picture. That's also why I love to use the brides legs because sometimes the dress can overpower, and using the legs in images draws the contrast. In the first and last shots below I purposely had her legs showing and positioned in the direction of the building behind her to add more symmetry. Same thing as when I used the sugar cane....it's like they are fighting with each other but still come together enough to make a fantastic image as a whole. I hope you enjoy!