Pearl River Hilton Wedding PhotographyJulie Albanese of Sterling Florist created a lovely, simply bouquet for the bride at this 2012 Pearl River Hilton wedding. I love how the pearls wrapped around the stems compliments the bride’s gown - as does the blue fabric around the bouquet. The bride’s Oscar de la Renta wedding gown had a gorgeous blue undertone beneath the lace overlay and this blue ribbon matched it perfectly. While I took many photographs of the entire bouquet I especially like how this one highlights the pearls and the ribbon. I photographed the bouquet with my 70-200mm f/2.8 Nikon lens at f/2.8 to compress the bouquet off of the curtains in the background. I love the look of this compression married with the depth of field at f/2.8. I chose to shoot this image with the curtains in the background because I wanted a simple backdrop to offset the drama of the bouquet. I placed the bouquet near the curtained window for the soft, indirect light and I love the final look of the image.