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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Suzanne & Blue

Meet Suzanne & Blue. We shot this session at Daniel's Park just North of Castle Pines. I'm sure these two have a serious side somewhere, but not on this day! Believe it or not, there was very little direction given by me to create these photos. I like it when I can just point, shoot, & enjoy the show!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Kari & Ryan

Hey everyone, meet Kari & Ryan - married on June 14th. The wedding was at the Historic Crags Lodge in Estes Park. I had the disctinct pleasure of inviting a very special guest photographer - Joe Keum of Studio JK. Joe and I have been trying to get together for some time and we finally pulled it off. I am excited to shoot 2nd for Joe at one of his weddings soon!

Here's Joe, directing Kari and Ryan for a cool shot he himself suggested!

Here's the resulting shot - Hot!

We hear so much these days about "photo journalism". The question is; just how much do you see that is actually captured completely in a journalistic manner - that is, undirected in any way? Let me be the first to tell you - not much! This moment between the bride and her maid of honor certainly was not planned, but we had positioned the bride in the reception hall to capture some shots of her in the room with the beautiful window light coming in. All of a sudden, her maid of honor appears and they share a spontaneous embrace - bam! Journalism? Sure!

Again - journalism? You be the judge!

I love to play with light in every way that I can to add dynamics to a shot. Like or hate it, you can't blame a guy for trying! :-)

The image below is about the 15th in a series designed to portray an environmental portrait of an excited and beautiful bride on her wedding day. My motto is, if I can get it in 15 shots or less - it's journalism! :-)