I knew as soon as I saw Liza’s teal dress that I wanted to use the teal wall I spotted months back as a background (because 1. I loved the bold wall color and 2. matching is as good an excuse as any other) and I knew the lighting setup I wanted. The final image we created more or less is what I saw in my head before we left the studio.
Many times what you don’t include is just as important as what you do. I have more shots of Liza laughing and having a a good time in that same location. Including them next to the one shown cut the power and strength of the strait faced and breaking all the rules center crop look. I liked it best and wanted it presented as strong as possible so family and friends will have to wait for the full proofs to see the rest.