Engagement...what a significant life event. Its always a pleasure to be able to capture the love between two people. It was a blast spending the day with this young couple. Here are just a few images of our shoot.
For a while now I've been looking for the opportunity to shoot team photos. Not sure what kind of sport, or which team. All I knew is that I just wanted to be able to do my first sport related team shoot. I would stay up late at night doing research and tossing around ideas of how I would shoot these. I looked at examples that I liked and noted what it was about them that I liked, and then I would look at photos that I didn't like so much. Then it happened. I had my first opportunity to shoot for my nephews team, who took over as a coach for his alma mater's lacrosse team. Finally, with the opportunity to shoot, I went out and practiced.
I took out a good friend and set up shop at a nearby park. We shot for a good hour or two ( who keeps track of time when you are doing what you love?) and made notes of our settings. With the work in hand I felt prepared. On the day of the shoot I took my younger sister and my son. We had a game plan, all we needed to do was execute. Mother nature seemed to disagree with that. So what was a two light setup with PLM's turned to a single beauty dish setup due to strong winds. After settling down, I was able to go thru my shoot smoothly, we packed things up and left somewhat unsatisfied for having to change things up.
Like most shoots, I got home and I distanced myself from my camera. Not sure why, but I don't like to look at my images the same day. I need a break. So when I finally popped the memory card in the computer, I was pleasantly surprised with the results. Maybe that's why I don't look at them the same day? Not sure, but I went thru the images, a few times before I finally got the desired results. I'm happy. Team photos that don't look like the ones you would get from your local league, in my opinion. So please, click on the link below and check them out. I'm curious to know what you think. And who knows, maybe...just maybe, I might write another post like this later.
Just sharing one of my favorite images from a recent shoot I did. Had an opportunity to shoot again with this beautiful family, and every time I shoot I like the images more and more.
While most people spent SuperBowl weekend stuffing there faces with wings, chips and guacamole, and beverage after beverage...I had the opportunity to meet another great couple. Karla and Vladimir are expecting their first child, and I had the privilege to snap some images for them. I took them to one of my favorite spots, and we had a great time capturing moments. (thank God for DVR ).
While many were nice and warm in doors somewhere....I was out and about helping this beautiful family freeze (almost literally) some moments in time. As they await the arrival of another little princess, the Gonzalez Family wanted some photos to show the love they have for each other and their growing family...
I've had the good fortune of seeing God's love first hand via this young couple, from Mr and Mrs Smith to now parents of a beautiful and healthy boy. So when I had the opportunity to capture moments of this new blessing in their life, I just had to jump at the opportunity.
We set out to take some intimate moments at their home. Took advantage of some daylight first and then moved the party indoors. Boy, was that a fun day. And here is the proof...