Black Diamond Ranch Wedding Photography
Susan Stripling Photography

Black Diamond Ranch Wedding Photography

Fun pictures of the bridal party are always a joy to photograph. At this Black Diamond Ranch wedding the bride and groom had a wonderful group of warm, sweet friends who joined them on the golf course for some wonderful sunset bridal party pictures before we headed into the Ranch for the wedding reception. I used a wide angle lens deliberately to make the scene seem vast and to show off the beautiful sky. The bride had a really vivacious group of girls around her and so I simply put them on a high plane on the golf course and shot up at them so they were silhouetted against the sky. The huge exposure difference between the subjects and the sky meant that I was able to create a compelling silhouette that really jumps off of the background. The only instruction given to the bridesmaids was "hold hands and enjoy yourselves!"

Location: 3125 W. Black Diamond Circle, Lecanto, FL 34461.

Keywords: Black Diamond Ranch (9), Tampa (15). 1/3200; f/4.0; ISO 200; 24.0 mm.