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How to Make a Bride Appear Taller

Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 03:45PM by Registered Commenterkennethlinge | Comments5 Comments | References4 References

I think all brides like to feel and look tall and show of as much of their dress as possible. In image number 1 I just had Shawna stand on a couch in my studio. That made it possible for the dress to get a drop down and show of more of it. I also put her one leg up to create a diagonal to get more lines in the image.

Image number 2 which is taken with a  Canon 14mm F/2.8 is an old image from The Salt Lake City LDS Temple, you can see how tall and nice the bride Alicia looks, she is a short and beautiful woman. The way the dress drops and the camera tilt give us a feeling of a tall bride. Every time i see her I say: How is my 7 ft bride? She likes it and have a great big copy of the image in their home.

I also shoot with a little lower camera angel to give them more length, but makes sure they don't tip away from the camera, but rather towards it to avoid distortion. Especially important when the bride is close to you.

PS. I'm teaching a very complete 3 day Wedding School here at InStudio in Orem, Utah May 10-12th. $950.

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Kenneth
I must admit these two pictures are really giving me inspiration since i'm not a tall women. Keep on working and give more inspiration to all your readers. Looking forward to read more from you.

April 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I would never think to do this. It is a perfect adaptation for a shorter bride or groom. Thank you for taking the time give us your insight.

April 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoosevelt

The first image with the bride's leg up is excellent photography advice. So is the second one with the wide lens. I've only used wide lens to bring in steeples or other tall structures, but never thought about using it for lengthening the bride. Thanks! -Stuart Meyer, Photographer

nice tips... thanks..
i'll try it.

May 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterastho - pre wedding

The photo with the building in the background gives some very tall perspective!

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