Shine bright.

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I have been dreaming of incorporating sparklers into my shoots for a while and the time finally came! The silver lining of this gloomy dark weather we’ve been experiencing is that it makes for great photo shoot lighting. While doing a bridal session with Dorena as my model, I decided to throw one in and take some test shots. Ultimately, the test shots became the final product and I am obsessed! (This is just one of a few magical shots.)As always, you can find more on my Instagram @dianaelenaphotos.

Here comes the bride.

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Not too long ago I booked my first wedding shoot and decided to expand my porfolio a bit in preparation for this. So this week I dabbled a bit with bridal photography thanks to my friend Dorena who so graciously helped me! She had kept her wedding dress and it finally got to leave the closet again. I was so excited to have a real dress and a real bride because it made the whole aesthetic that much more stunning. We used a foresty setting here in the ‘burbs of Fair Oaks and the weather was perfectly overcast, which we all know what that means: lighting on point. The end result was perfect!