This week our Instagram feed was on fire with likes and activity. One post that grabbed the top spot for most likes ever on our Instagram account was this picture by Virginia based photographer, Wes Shinn. As of this morning it has nearly 13,000 likes, 142 comments, and over 2500 saves. Wow!
While the bride was getting ready for her beautiful wedding at the Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, Wes took some time to photograph the bridal details.
For this image, Wes pointed out that the shot didn't require much time in setup. In fact he said it took him about 3 minutes to pull the whole thing together and capture it. After grabbing the shoes he noticed there was a reflection in the floor. He decided he would like to try and get the shoes and ring reflected in the floor so he positioned them just right.
He then set up one flash with a MagGrid and MagSphere combo along with a Straw gel (similar to a CTO and found in the MagMod Basic Kit or Standard Gel Kit) and positioned that light on the objects. The idea here was to give them just a little bit of warmth with a stream of light that wouldn't illuminate the whole room.
Next he added a second flash, that you can see sitting on the counter on the right. For that flash he used a CTB gel (blue) and a MagSphere. The blue background really helps the shoes and ring pop while providing an awesome background in an otherwise unexciting location. Finally he got low to the ground and took the shot.