OK, let’s see how far we can take this notion of getting creative and experimental today.
This photo was from a high-end editorial shoot for a magazine. I had one key light firing from camera right at a 45 degree angle, and I had a second light firing at a lower power from behind the subject. You can see the lit area around the neck of the model.
This lighting setup can also be done in a wedding if you wanted to achieve the same aesthetic. You could hold one light while your assistant holds the second light, positioning himself behind the subject. It would be possible with 2 flashes in a remote controlled environment, possibly in an open space in a hotel.
Now here, the flowing veil was thrown into the air by my assistants, while I pressed the shutter as fast as my flash recycle time allowed me, freezing the movement of the veil.
Similarly, if you wanted to apply this technique in the situation of a wedding, while your bride is standing by a window you could throw a curtain (made of light fabric) in the air and freeze the moment. It will emulate a gentle breeze that flowed into the room, adding a beautiful and poetic feel.
Too experimental? Let me know what do you think in the comments section below!