We met up with Staci and Joel at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg for their engagement photography. The setting of their first date - an eleven hour journey for two that never truly ended. As we waited in the parking lot, we kept one eye out for our future bride and groom, and we kept the other eye on the horizon where storm clouds were gathering over the ocean. We’ve heard it said that in Florida it will either rain… or it won’t. But it was becoming increasingly clear that this engagement photography session in St. Petersburg was going to be a little soggy. Sometimes prospective clients ask us what we’ll do if it rains, and we basically tell them that we’ll take some great photos of them getting wet! Read More
Monthly Archives: October 2014
One of my favorite parts about wedding photography is the bridal preparations. The bride and her bridesmaids are encapsulated in a dreamy little bubble together, they are happy, sexy, confident, and of course full of nerves and excitement. It’s a great opportunity to capture the emotions that make the day special. It’s also an opportunity to see a woman transform herself into the beautiful bride she has been imagining for so long. Many women put more effort into their appearance on their wedding day than on any other day in their lives. To this end they sometimes hire a professional makeup artist, which I think is a great idea. Read More
I’ve always considered Fall to be the most beautiful season of the year. It’s true that we don’t get as much color down here in Florida as we used to get up in New Hampshire, but this week when the air cooled off for a few days I couldn’t help reminiscing about the baked apples my grandmother used to make with raisins and cinnamon when I was a child. Fall always makes me want to watch French movies, wander through crisp brown leaves, and cuddle up with Jake in the park… It’s a season of love stories and poetry. Read More
Most of the brides looking into a wedding photographer aren’t aware of “concept shoots” where photographer works with model(s) to create an ideal shoot he/she would love to have in their portfolio. Shoots like this happen because the photographer’s aesthetics might be different than what he/she usually get hired to shoot.
For example, we love to shoot fashion/editorials which involves “fashion” retouching, but we don’t want to “scare” our wedding clients away with only these for portfolios — unlike fashion photography, for portrait and wedding photography the tone of the shoot and style of retouching are very different, fashion is about crafting an ideal image, where portrait and wedding is about making sure your subject(s) looks good, retouched lightly to retain their own unique features
Since pictures are worth a thousand words, we want to showcase what we can do in the only way we know how — conceptual bridal photographs. That way we get to show off our skills and brides get to see what we can produce — it’s a win-win. And what’s even better is to have our concept shots featured on other websites. So far our concept bridal shoot has been featured on Kate Aspen, Love + Wander, and this coming spring — TheKnot.com.