Steppin’ it up

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‘Things are clicking. (Pun intended)

I’ve got some fancy new toys like new lenses and lighting stuff.

I’m working better with all the people coming to assist.
It’s a lot of work getting each person to know what to do specially when it seems i have to deal with someone new each time.
But i’m getting better at it and showing them their job faster and better.
While still keeping the connection with my clients.

Things are starting to get even busier around here with 3 weddings each week for the next few weeks.
It’s just about the right time to start getting in a groove.

And I think I’m in a groove, taking things to the next level.

I’ve been spending a bit more time on lighting my pictures.

ALSO, after years trying to get faster at editing… I think I’ve slowed down.
Sometimes I’ll edit all the pictures then go back through and see what I missed.
Checking a second time to see how I can improve the pictures.

Yes maybe I don’t have tons of time for it at the moment but i think it will help step up the level for times to come.

The plan is to do Fewer jobs and focus on them a little more.
(Which happens to mean an increase in price, but shhhh don’t tell anyone. haha)

I hope you all have enjoyed what you’ve been seeing these days.

The following set is from the SLC library in case you wanted to know the location.

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Finding and working a new location on a whim… Pays off.
Don’t you just love the reflection off of the glass.

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The one on the right looks almost fake. For some reason it just came out that way. I did add a bit of vignette.

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I admit it’s not the perfect wedding picture, but as a regular kinda modely picture for some reason I love it

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Girls love their veil, their ring and romantic moments… so that’s a 3 in 1

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We were inside on this 100 degree day most of the time. But they liked some of the outside shots the best in the short period of time we were out there.

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You can see I played a bunch with lighting on that first one. Nice snooted flash hitting her face

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Another Formals Session

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Two completely different scenes and both pretty crazy lighting situations I had to work withand created.

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Every previous sister to get married has had their bridals taken here with this same shot.
Having never seen the others I wonder how different this shot is from the rest.

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Direct late day sunlight hitting one area is a beautiful thing

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Twilight is the best color

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4 Comments

  1. trent says

    amazing shots. love to see how you’re playing with light. thanks for sharing

  2. Wendy says

    Amazing photos…. next time you need an assistant….

  3. sloanie says

    Fun to see how you’re advancing your craft– if you’re not learning you’re dying, right? Onwards and upwards ;)

    And that first picture is rad– I love how the vignette combined with the lines in the background create sort of a starburst effect– awesome!

  4. sloanie says

    Oh, and as for the “not the perfect wedding picture”… also just an excellent shot. Sure it’s not the cliche wedding shot, but that’s what makes it great. It really does stand out. It’s almost like most wedding pictures say “wedding”– and the people in the photos are just details of the wedding. This is more like a picture revealing two unique individuals where “wedding” is a detail– and important one telling us about their relationship, but the main focus being on the individuals who transcend that single moment in time. Does that make sense?

    Just excellent. While I understand that the couple and especially the bride will want those photos that convey “wedding” and “romance”– I think this is a great addition. It does feel more like a fine art photograph and not only a wedding photo.

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