Bridal Fashion at the Speed Art Museum

Every year our local lifestyle magazine The Voice-Tribune creates a bridal fashion editorial for the newest trends in the wedding world. The article can be found here: https://voice-tribune.com/featured-posts/the-picture-of-beauty/ is all the final images used in the publication. I was fortunate to photograph this years editorial at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Ky.

Photo by Louisville, Ky and San Francisco, CA Portrait Photographer Ryan Noltemeyer

The Speed Art Museum is one of Louisville's art museums with a variety of exhibits and several rotating modern art exhibits. The general feel and vibe of the shoot was moody and painterly. The idea was to create a set of images that kinda mimicked the old century paintings. To achieve a sort of painterly look, I stuck to one main key light and either a fill light with a reflector or another strobe. In post processing these images I added some cool blues into the shadows and warmth into the mid-tones to create a separation of subject and background with color. 

Photo by Louisville, Ky and San Francisco, CA Portrait Photographer Ryan Noltemeyer

All the dresses we shot we all elegant and beautiful. We had two models, a hair/makeup team, a stylist, and art director to help while on set. I also had my friend Mike Vance (TheMikeVance.com, he's a killer commercial director) help out with lighting and shooting some BTS video. 

Photo by Louisville, Ky and San Francisco, CA Portrait Photographer Ryan Noltemeyer
Photo by Louisville, Ky and San Francisco, CA Portrait Photographer

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