Building Anticipation with Every Step [Rf Photo of the Day]

By // September 14, 2016 // Posted in Photo of the Day
Photo © Christopher Foltz

Photo © Christopher Foltz

Once the wedding couple introduced Chicago, Illinois-based wedding photographer Christopher Foltz to this staircase, located in Downtown Chicago near the river, he knew he wanted to use it for a creative wedding portrait. The setup was ideal: “a parking garage with a nice black vertical slat design so I could isolate the couple,” he says, and a parallel staircase located across the way for the photographer to position himself.

The opportunity came when the couple agreed to try something a little different for their first look photos. “It was a great time of the day—the sun was to the west casting the light directly on them, lighting them so beautifully,” Foltz recalls. “It’s such a simple shot, yet you can feel what is going on in both of their minds as the anticipation builds as she makes her way down the stairs. I am so grateful for couples like them that think outside the box.”

(Shot using a Nikon D5 with a Sigma 35mm lens.)

See more images from this wedding in Rf’s Wedding of the Week.

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Stacey Goldberg

Stacey Goldberg

Stacey Goldberg is the online editor for Rangefinder and its sister publication, PDN. Originally from the suburbs of New York, she graduated from Lafayette College in 2012 and is currently working toward her MBA at the NYU Stern School of Business.

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