I think it's all to do with personal choice. The lighting setup was something I saw on a youtube channel (can't remember who now, I think it may have been snapfactory, for those who care about these things) and was something I thought I would try. I do agree that the back lights were probably a bit strong and yes they have blown out highlights. In the end, though, my wife liked them and that's what really matters!
And thanks for the link Leigh. I have been toying up with systems for a few weeks now. I had thought of going the hassleblad route, but in reality, it is beyond my reach and probably always will be, once you factor in the prices of lenses! I have also been toying with the GS-1 or the ETRS, but the 6x6 format seems that bit more flexible
Cheers for all your input.