Marissa and Huntington rescued their dog Zoe and it was important to them to have her at their wedding. While she wasn't a part of the ceremony, when it was time to do Marissa's bridal session, I wanted to incorporate their sweet pup into the shots. I had Marissa take a seat on the terra cotta steps leading up to the guest house in their hotel bungalow. I shot from the landing above and had the bride turn her face into the sun with Zoe seated happily on her lap. The image was edited in Lightroom with several radial burns pulled around the bride to separate her from the background and to create even more dramatic lighting.
Location: Terranea Resort, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.Keywords: Bridal Session (71), CA, Destination Wedding (128), Dog (3), Palos-Verdes, Rescue Dog (2), Terranea Resort, Wedding (252). 1/200; f/9.0; ISO 100; 35.0 mm.