Pakistani wedding photography offers so much rich, vibrant color that is very pleasing to me photographically. Their wedding was hosted at the elegant Hilton St. Louis Frontenac Hotel, located on South Lindbergh Boulevard. The bride had just finished getting ready on the fourth of their five-day wedding. I had roughly 3 minutes to capture a few portraits as the hair and makeup took a bit longer to complete than was planned. So, after a quick scan of the room, the soft light by the south-facing window presented the best lighting opportunity. The location appealed to me as mid-afternoon light that entered the room from that window was not direct and provided for soft shadows, appropriate for her pensive mood as she just did a first-look with her father and was about to see here future husband for the first time that day. Even though there were quite a few people hustling and bustling about the room, and without time on our side, her demeanor remained calm collected and at peace. I positioned her in front on the window with new face turned slightly away (about 35 degrees) from the light to allow for the soft shadows to provide some depth to the portrait. As she touched her face and looked down, the purple on her eyelids emerged, perfectly complimenting her dress and headpiece. Weddings of all sizes and types can all be unpredictable regarding time. Being able to adjust quickly and work within any timeframe that’s presented is a valuable asset to have.1/125; f/3.2; ISO 640; 100.0 mm.