When they fly over 2000 miles to go do some engagements they better be some rocking engagements! Well here I am to submit them for inspection.
The shoot will be devided into many posts allowing me to talk about each theme. Like most of my posts they are to appeal to photographers interested in knowing what I do and what goes through my head when I take pictures. Also to future clients so they know the same things and get ideas of what they can do and also how I opperate and if it appeals to them and their style.
We shall start with the boats… A little bit of background.
Kristen and Thomas went to the same Highschool in Utah. It wasn’t til several years after highschool that they connected and she started to visit him at school, he was going to the Naval academy in Maryland, so much of their interaction occured there.
I’m obviously making a long story short and maybe they’ll write up their story for us… but the point for me is she loves him in uniform, she totally embraces the whole boat thing, and so this picture was the one they talked about the most when we first talked about engagements. She did want to be on a boat but they were unable to find one to rent.
I think this is a pretty good remedy for a picture in a boat. It contains all the elements and is totally unique.
These pictures happened at the very very end of two days of shooting. We had all gone back and forth about what we would do because you can’t necisarily jump into a boat that’s not yours specially as a naval officer that’s supposed to set a good example. I am not comfortable with tresspassing either. So we finally said let’s go over to the boats and see what we could do.
We got perfect cloud coverage at just the right time as I couldn’t diffuse such a big area, specially without an assistant.
So that’s the background and these are the pictures.
Each of these pictures seem to have a little bit different flare to them and I couldn’t say which one will be most well received. Perhaps the vertical one since it’s the only one of it’s orientation. Perhaps the only BW one… but with the sky so blue it’s hard to not like a color one. Maybe the one 2 below since it’s a bit closer. Or maybe the first one since we can see both the faces well… it’s a good send it to grandma picture.
This is why i give people lots of options to torture them into having to decide for themselves what they truly love the most.
I often say… These pictures are for you! They’re going on Your wall! Keep that in mind.