Bridal sessions can be my favorite thing, especialy when the bride is as pretty as Helen. I was shooting with another photograher so it did not offer much flexibility and he did not want to spend time on lighting, nevertheless I made do and managed a few shots worth posting. In these situations I’ll experiment with gear and in this case I actually used a Canon 300mm f/2.8 II in addition to a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 II and Canon 85mm f/1.2. These all produce pretty “bokeh” at wide aperture though the 85mm is very touchy on precise focus at f/1.2. I make sure to get a few extra frames since at shorter distances the depth of field can be only millimeters – but worth it as seen in the sample photos.
All the images were post processed in Lightroom 5 and some were then manipulated further using OnOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite 8.
Photos by Joel Spring / RxDesign.com
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS EF II USM LENS
Canon 85mm f/1.2 II
Canon 300mm f/2.8L EF IS II (USM) LENS