Bridal Portraits: Anna

Feb 15, 2011 | Personal, Portraits, Weddings

I spent the last week in Denver, CO with the man himself, Jerry Ghionis.  For any non-photographers reading this, Jerry is one of the world’s very best wedding photographers, and he is also an incredibly gifted teacher.  The workshop was a huge investment, and I was adamant that I would not come away with lots of great ideas that never get realized.  So, this afternoon, I had a friend of a friend, Anna, come by and play model for me.  Anna was married in her home country of Ireland over the summer, and considers herself to be “not photogenic”.  I love a challenge!

I limited myself to the confines of my home, and an hour of photography.  Oh, and all natural light.  I wanted to keep it simple, and focus on light and posing.  Here’s what we got:

Mirror images – probably my absolute favorite of the afternoon:

The bright red of the dining room wall made a great background, even in black and white:

One last image from the guest room:

I’d love to hear your thoughts; do these more posed shots sit comfortably with the rest of my work?  Would you like to see more?


  1. She looks very photogenic to me!! Absolutely stunning and I really do love that ‘mirror’ image also! looking forward to see what other tricks you learned!

  2. Thank you ladies 🙂

  3. Yes, he IS the man and yes, that was a huge investment. He’s amazing and your time must have been incredible! Like you, I love the natural light/journalistic style, but I do see value in well posed photos. Really, really nice job!


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