La Maison Gautier, more commonly known as The Old Place, is a spacious property located on the Singing River in the small town of Gauthier, Mississippi. The house was built in 1867, and now hosts weddings and other gatherings, and serves as a great location on the MS Gulf Coast for bridal portraits as well. In this elegant black and white photograph, the bride gazes out of the window toward the river, bathed in beautiful light.
This photograph was purposely captured without any use of flash. Though adding artificial light is perfectly appropriate for many images, especially if the bride had been facing the camera in this backlit scene, I chose to just let the natural light from the window create a more graceful and timeless look, which perfectly complimented the elegant space that we were shooting in.
Location: 2800 Oak St Gautier, MS 39553.