This is Carissa and Jake
How Carissa became my first Intern
Carissa wrote me last winter asking to be an intern… at that time I thought it was out there and wasn’t really willing to commit to one person when I was having someone different come assist on each photo shoot. And i didn’t really see the place for an intern.
She was going to school in Indiana and was from Park City but wouldn’t be around until summer.
When school was over she came on a couple of shoots and then I had her come work on pictures… she got better and better and I was ready to make the plunge to let someone take over on the selecting and rating of my pictures.
She only had fridays and saturdays which were often days I was gone out of the state doing weddings but nevertheless I saw her progress a ton and get pretty darn good.
We made her a Blog and a Website
Now she’s back at college and won’t be back until May and then getting married in June here in Utah.
In the meanwhile I now have 3 interns to replace all of her great work.
She saw all my tricks and yet still had me go and do her engagement pictures… i guess that’s a pretty good compliment.
So for the above picture I had to play around and do something different on the edit.
I loved the crazy skies that day… thanks to wendy who came to assist on the shoot…
(the new intern assisting on the shoot for the old intern… i love it)
I had this one edited a little more regular… but I figured she wouldn’t mind another copy with a version more dynamic
Doing a virtual copy is a great thing in my opinion a lot of the times you can spend a while making a crazy looking pic and yet what they really wanted was a normal-er looking one. Let them see both… plus that lets them see the work you put into it… it didn’t just come out of the camera like that.
It was fun shooting with another photographer friend David Terry who Carissa asked to come along.
He was able to pose them a lot of the time and I would just steal the shots haha…
On the other hand I posed a bunch of them and I’m sure David enjoyed that.
The sky looked great that day and the old barn that carissa picked out was awesome.
Still don’t know if I like the phone post or not.
I love when people pick their own spots…
- they’re more special to them (emotional connection)
- I usually get to shoot somewhere new (add to repertoire)
- My creative juices come out more when it’s somewhere brand new
- If it doesn’t work it wasn’t my fault… haha
I had to add in a picture with her and sunflares because I know how much she enjoyed every picture i ever did with sunflare when she was working for me.
Even if I don’t have the most striking pictures ever … I pride myself in making people feel comfortable.
Getting them to relax and come out with their real smile and make it an all around enjoyable time.
I remember for this shoot I was singing a bunch.
I love giving the couple a wide range of looks and feels for their pictures along with the range of expressions.
David set this one up… great times.
And I’ll end with a few of the funnier pics… including her dog and it’s look alike and Mr. David Terry himself