Jessie is my sister-in-law’s little sister. They asked if I’d do her senior pictures – I have a hard time saying no to family so agreed. Jessie’s clearly a beautiful girl, and she’s
got a constant smile on her face. No matter how hard I tried to get her to give me a serious pose, there was always a hint of a smile. Due to some timing issues, we had to spread the shoot out over a couple of days. The first day, we shot with the fall leaves as our backdrop. The colours of the leaves in New Brunswick in early October are always vivid and diverse so they make a fantastic levitra buy us jelly backdrop. The second day, we drove to the beach and shot a bunch of different settings. The second day, you could really see Jessie get more comfortable with having her photo taken. If only the business model allowed for all senior shoots to take place over two days, I think it would give teenagers more of a chance to get used to having a camera in their face. Oh well, I don’t plan to shoot many senior sessions anyway and I’m not about to try to change the process for everyone else.
Here are a few
shots from both days. Enjoy!
Day 1 – I love portraits that are this tight. Depending on the lens being used, it can make the subject acheter sildenafil pfizer tarif a bit nervous because you might be right in their face with the camera, but with a wide open aperture and this close, I love the effect of the blurred background and how it makes it impossible to mistake the focus of the image.
For the next shot, we’re in the exact same location, but I was shooting from a bit further away and closed up the aperture just a bit so that you can more easily make out that the background is made up of leaves. Still blurred enough to not be
distracting from Jessie’s smiling face.
You know your model is getting more comfortable when they decide it might be fun to climb a tree.
We decided to head to a field that was located down the
road from the first location. On the way, the light was perfect and wind was keeping Jessie’s hair blowing behind her. Seemed like a waste not to capture a few candid shots on the way to the next location.
Like the first shot, but in a new location. I love the emphasis that this type of framing puts on the eyes. Of course, making sure they’re open is also important. Jessie thought it felt weird to open her eyes that wide, because it’s not natural, but it
makes such a big difference in the final picture. I’m glad she trusted me to do it, even if only a viagra sans ordonnance few times.
This is the reason I think Jessie had such a hard time keeping her eyes wide open. She had a smile on her face the entire time and laughed almost on command. While there’s less focus on the eyes in this type of shot, it’s more real. And I’ll take real over “perfect” any day of the week.
A little extra post processing on this shot. Not for everyone, but I like the softness of it.
Day 2 – We headed to a small beach about 25 minutes from Moncton. It was a great location with lots of tall grass, some big rocks, and of course lots of sand. The light on the second day was much more harsh and of course, it was almost noon when we arrived. Regardless, I love the shots we got – for their diversity, colour, and mostly because Jessie really started getting comfortable in front of the camera.
A couple of options with a similar soft post processing technique.
It’s all in the eyes!
One of the more serious expressions I was able to catch. Then a wardrobe change. I asked Jessie to walk toward me while I snapped a dozen or so pictures in rapid succession. While she looks a little
off-balance in some of them, the expressions are real and I think the shots are playful and casual.
I occasionally try to add a 70’s style to certain shots. It works for some, not for others. For the
beach, it just always seems to work. Again, not for everyone, but sometimes you just have to do things for yourself – and of course, I still have the originals.
It was hard to pass up getting some shots on the rocks piled up along one side of the beach (on the other side, there was a small pier with some fishing boats). Of course, as Jessie was climbing out to this spot, I started having second thoughts. It didn’t look terribly safe. A fact that I confirmed myself when I had to climb on a few rocks to get the right angle. I shot this from a distance with a long lens and medium aperture (f5.6).
It was time to get dirty. But not just the model… I spent the rest of the shoot on my stomach laying in the sand. The light https://www.viagrasansordonnancefr.com/viagra-cialis/ is pretty harsh here, softened a bit with a reflector buy levitra nz real (manned skillfully by Jessie’s sister). I really like the backdrop here.
One last wardrobe change and we swung around to get the water in the background. The shot on the left is one of my favourites from the weekend. The one on the right sums up the shoot for me. I had a blast and I hope (and based on the photographic evidence) that Jessie did too.
Another 70’s style post processing technique. I really like it for this shot and a great expression. Playful, casual, fun.
Love the light, the
eyes and the expression.
So my first set of seniors pictures. I’m lucky to have had the chance to shoot these for Jessie. A true pleasure to work with. Oh, and congratulations well in advance Jessie on your upcoming graduation!
Sally & Graham were married on September 4th, 2010 in Saint John. We were supposed to be in for a huge storm thanks to Hurricane Earl, but it turned out to be nothing more than a little bit of rain in the morning that acheter cialis ou levitra gave way to sun for the rest of the day.
Sally was one of Natalie’s bridesmaids (my first wedding) and Natalie was Sally’s maid of honour. After Natalie’s wedding, Sally asked me if I would set up and shoot a Happybooth for her wedding. Since her photographer didn’t have an issue with it, I was more than happy to oblige. But being a photographer and being invited to the wedding itself, I couldn’t help but snap a few pictures of the ceremony.
Beautiful bridesmaid/maid of honour
and very lucky groomsmen/best man.
Sally is one of two children and the only daughter. I don’t think dad was quite ready to give her away. Sally, on the other hand, appeared radiant and certainly fully ready to start her life with Graham.
I didn’t want to get
in the way of the official photographer that day
so I only snapped pictures when I wouldn’t be in the way,
all of the important shots for her. I love how happy they both look in this picture and how Graham is already fiddling with his ring, just minutes after Sally put
it on him. I don’t know if that’s a common thing or not, but since I got married in July, I can’t help but do it.
The first kiss…
I think one of the best parts of wedding photography is how real the emotions
are. Having the ability to
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I love shots of people leaving. Not sure why… I guess it helps tell the story. Again, I wasn’t the official photographer so I can’t tell you who her dress designer was. Sorry ladies.
One thing I didn’t capture as much as I
would have liked at my first wedding was detail shots. Sally clearly put a lot of effort into creating her settings and other reception details.
Just a few shots I took as a guest at Sally & Graham’s wedding. I took a couple of hundred others, but they were for the Happybooth she asked me to shoot for her. Congratulations guys!
Natalie & Mitch’s wedding will be one I’ll never forget… for a number of reasons. At the time when Natalie approached me, I was engaged to her sister (we’re now married). I hadn’t ever shot a wedding before and quite honestly wasn’t that interested in becoming a wedding photographer. But in spite of this, and after some flattery, I agreed and almost immediately started freaking out. I mean, it’s a wedding. It’s not like the commercial jobs I had done or my personal work where I could just re-pose the model. If I mess up, there’s no going back. Ok. Deep breath. I can do this. I just need to
do my homework.
One thing became very clear to me during my homework phase. Weddings are a lot of pressure, but preparation and a plan will definitely help make things easier. More research… group posing (something I dread and despise, but figured I’d have to do it because, hey, this is wedding photography afterall). The first thing I read about posing a group was about group size. These words quickly became burned into my
memory… Eight people in the bridal party is a good number. 10 is manageable, but beyond that, group shots become much more difficult. “Ok. Therese (my wife), how many people are in your sister’s wedding party?” I asked. “I think there’s eighteen. Eight on each side, plus Natalie and Mitch.”
So there it was. My first wedding. Family pressure (don’t let anyone tell you it’s less pressure shooting for family). 18 person bridal party. This, my friends, is a recipe for a stroke.
But here I am. I survived. And I didn’t ruin Natalie & Mitch’s wedding. It was an amazing experience. Very stressful, but so very rewarding. Looking through the photos after the wedding I began to realize the importance of a wedding photographer. These moments truly are priceless. It’s the type of journalistic photography that’s filled with raw emotion. It’s a documentary of one of the most important days in a person’s life. And for me, it was a beginning. So thank you so much Natalie &
Mitch. Thank you for having the confidence in me to shoot your wedding. Thanks for being such great sports. And thank you for giving me the opportunity to realize that I actually really enjoy wedding photography.
My day started early, following Natalie and her bridesmaids to their hair & make-up appointments.
Great friends. A lot of laughs. Champagne and orange juice.
One of Natalie’s bridesmaids had a birthday the same day and Natalie insisted we stop and celebrate her friend. I can’t say that I blame them – this cake looked delicious!
Natalie’s father looks on as the pre-wedding celebration took place. This is the first of his three daughters to be married.
The mother of the bride, and her aunt who flew in from Egypt help Natalie into her beautiful dress.
So many emotional moments on this day…
Nearly the entire wedding party and guest list were staying at the same waterfront cottages. And while there were some close calls, Mitch didn’t get to see his beautiful bride until she walked down the aisle.
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Natalie slips their custom made, ‘tree of life’ wedding band on her new husband’s finger. A kiss makes it official.
This is my favourite shot of the day. Pure happiness and excitement.
After the ceremony, Natalie & Mitch led their wedding party down the streets of Saint Andrews. One of our
first stops was this ice cream shop. Natalie’s expression as she orders is priceless.
After everyone had their fill of ice cream, we headed to the pier. See, I told you there were 18 people in this wedding party! Natalie didn’t want any traditional posed pictures so I just asked them for their best fierce model pose and captured this fantastic shot.
Mitch sort of broke away from the group for a brief second. It looked like he was just taking a second to take in the moment…
…while Natalie takes a minute to talk to her two sisters.
The bride & groom make their grand entrance at the reception.
So many laughs and a few tears from the heartfelt speeches. Poor tadalafil vardenafil et sildenafil Mitch was the focus of many of them. But he took it well.
Livin’ it up. Mother of the groom. Father of the bride. So much fun.
And of course, a first dance for the bride & groom.
Congratulations Natalie & Mitch. What a beautiful day and an amazing couple. I’m so thankful that you allowed me to document your day. My first and certainly the one I’ll remember the most. Best – doug