During the 10 day bootcamp for photography I took the interns on assignment.
We went to meet with my clients at abravanel hall where we’d be shooting 2 days the next week for headshots for the symphony.
We needed to find a great location for the pictures… and I like showing how to use different locations to their full potential.
So we brought along 2 models and here is one of them.
(Above) The use of the brick wall in the background with special care of how to make sure the railing doesn’t become a distraction. One from down low another having her go a story above us.
(above) This is the backdrop that we went with for the headshots of the symphony members. The gold walls in abravanel hall.
We also did some pictures outside for a bit.
We enlisted the help of Morgan for a location search workshop. Inside and out of Abravanel Hall.
We practiced finding and using a small area for taking pictures. Being able to talk about why some spots were better than others.
(Below) this was also part of a walk through for pictures I would take the next week for the Utah Symphony. We showed them the options they had for locations.
Pick your backdrop is a lesson I stressed during my 10 day photography workshop bootcamp.
It goes far beyond picking your location. You can have the person stand in the same spot and get lots and lots of different backdrops by constantly changing your position and your lens.
These were all taken in a short distance from eachother and the theme was using the vegetation around… but the results were varied.
In most of the pictures you can assume that just out of frame there was something that was distracting and that’s why i chose the angle and the framing that I chose.
Kudos to the bride that was so gung-ho about pictures she was willing to be places for pictures that made my job so much easier.
For instance down below the flower bed was not very large and her willingness to go up hill a little made my job much easier making the flower bed look much more full.
Here’s a link to the full gallery online.
Often you’re just trying to tap all the photographic wealth of places on the grounds of a beautiful place like Temple Square in Salt Lake City that you don’t often get to travel very far away.
Not that this location is even that far… but it mostly happened because prior to entering into the temple we had a “First Look Session” which was the first time he saw her in her dress.
We did lots of the locations that one would typically do at that point in time so after their ceremony in the temple we were certainly less rushed.
This particular shot happened mainly because we were all parked in the Conference Center parking lot and she wasn’t changing in the temple but going as is.
So I asked if they wanted a few more pictures.
Now there are certainly lots of amazing pictures from the day but this location was probably amongst my favorites because I’d never done it before. I also think it’s very modelesque of them.
And I love the colors… I know most people love warmer colors but this was December – winter time – and it just fits for me.
I’m calling this one a sneak peak because then I’m allowed to do a more in depth post on the pictures later… maybe break them down a bit.
Whereas I want to show off how I shoot, why I take the pictures I do (for both clients and aspiring photographers) this’ll just be a “Look-At-These-Pictures” gallery
Well I said this was gonna be a sneak peak… so maybe I should stop it here… there are lots more
Last wedding story was quite the read wasn’t it? Hope you enjoyed it.
I’m thinking about cutting this one down in more manageable chunks… plus it means that I get to string it along for more days. I mean I wasn’t supposed to tell you my tricks. I suppose it’s more like a mini-series with jack bauer just about to do something crazy right at the end and you have to tune back in to see what happens in the next installment.
So here we go.
I was here
This was the first picture of the day… I took it to test out the camera. I just got my 14-24 2.8 back from the shop not too long ago and I missed it for getting cool architecture stuff.
So we so often show off when LDS bride and grooms come out of the temples… like their mini-revealing and unveiling. Their version of walking down the aisle.
But what happens prior to that moment… the non-lds (mormon) in the audience might find this interesting.
I’ve often seen many photographers just sitting in a waiting room waiting for their bride and groom… they’re missing out… this is time to get to know the family and get some of those candids and solo portraits.
Then the moment comes… they come out.
Many times for the actual ceremony she’s wearing a different more subdued dress and so she goes and changes into her wedding dress, so often this really is the first time most have seen her.
Except of course her mom who probably went with her dress shopping (with the card) and her sisters who she played dress up for, of course. haha
But I present Mr. & Mrs. Spencer
Here’s another photo shoot I did about a month ago and they’ve since gotten married
It was in a week or two span that every bridals i did she had the groom come along as well.
It’s a break from tradition but it seems that they specially enjoy it if they’re not big fans of getting pictures taken by themselves, or if they want pictures up at their reception.
To view the full gallery go to http://jarviedigital.smugmug.com/gallery/8942191_9W2ay (more…)
So a little while ago i did a teaser of pics I did Dec 19th at the Salt Lake Temple.
Here’s one of the pictures i put on the post.
Well i’ve finished the pictures from the temple. And put them online
Highlights first Full Gallery
Chronological Order Gallery
Here are some more results.
I have decided that I am not a fan of daylight savings.
We had to start shooting pictures at 4pm in order to get done before it got to dark.
However this couple was great and lots of fun, we got lots of unique pictures.
Sometimes brides really want a certain type of picture
Doug & Emily
There were 4 parts to their wedding pictures :
Pre-Wedding Pictures, Temple Pictures, Reception and Luncheon
Reception & Luncheon
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A set of 12 pictures from last sunday’s trip to Salt Lake City.
I was helping with a project called Mamma’s Hands.
A group of students go to SLC and hand out lemonade when it’s hot and hot chocolate when it’s cold… and supply a cell phone to let individuals stay in contact with family. In addition they are there to give them someone to talk to.