Backlighting is one of my favorite photography techniques. Sometimes the backlight is so bright that you completely lose whatever you were trying to capture in front of it, but sometimes you get something so magical with that sunlight-pouring-through-us kind of feel. This shot is a perfect example of that. There was a good balance of exterior light and interior light, which allowed me to still capture the bride's expression. Rachel had just put on her veil and was about to leave for her ceremony.