“This is Rebecca and Shaun taken at Knowlton Mansion on May 4th, 2008.
The mansion has a cool space in the basement that is an old wine cellar. It is dark and dank smelling but all lit up with candles and they set out wine and cheese for guests.
The guests have to go down a long winding staircase to get to it. I cleared out the room of any guests, and I told the couple to go in that little nook and just be into each other. They seem REALLY into each other in such a strange space which makes it even more intimate. I put my flash behind them to get the sillouette look. I love how the flash lights up the bottom of her dress and the edges of their faces. I added an action that I think really worked with the old dark basement, Nicole Van’s retro actions– tintype BW with texture.”