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I’m pretty happy about this picture… I hope the rest of you all appreciate it as well. I’ll give you some background and perhaps turn it into a learning experience like I tend to do.

For those in Utah you know all about the wet winter and wet spring we’ve been having. This was a temporary waterfall that was running quite heavy just along side (and under) the road up the alpine loop. Meaning that the waterfall only exists this time of the year.

Allen and Alisa will be getting married Mid-June in DC. These are a small portion from their formals taken that day… which also included lots of different locations and started off with a first look. I’ll post more of those locations and pictures later.

But for now let’s see these awesome pictures.

We saw the waterfall, I hit the brakes and I got out of the car and started setting up. My intern set up a soft box and we got me an umbrella since it was raining pretty hard. I stuck it down the neck of my shirt because my intern had to hold the flash while i took pictures. Anyway, I got the scene all scoped out and set up and I had the groom stand in for a couple test shots.

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Once I got the lighting all set I had her get out of the car and we took a couple of pictures. It was hard to communicate because it was so noisy with the waterfall and I was standing pretty far away.

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Kati said she really wanted to trash an old wedding dress and so I oblidged of course.

Festival of Colors is the perfect place for it… such a fun atmosphere and so photogenic.

I’ve been doing the documenting thing at Festival of Colors for a couple of years and taken crazy amounts of pictures… it was time for some planned pictures.

Kati is gorgeous so it helps.

She said she’d bring along a friend that could model for the groom and have a unique look.
Leandro was not only great as a model… but he brought a trailer that made the day so nice. I could sit down and relax and even eat some of their food and not have to stand in the long lines for the festival.

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As you can see here they are nice and clean at the beginning of the shoot… far from the crowds wielding colored powder.

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This is at the end of the experience after being pelted probably hundreds of times.
Here both her children and his take the opportunity to pelt them with even more.

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(Above) Here they brave the actual crowds

We focused on Kati for a little bit.

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There is so much dust in the air that the lighting can change drastically from one spot to the other.

Then in these shots I wasn’t using off camera flash and went with the  bright light look. (It was an overcast day to begin with)

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A couple of my favorites… the one below is as they ceremoniously light the witch on fire.

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Gotta love the hand print.

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Getting out some of the colors from the hair

Then we were done and headed back to the trailer and decided this was quite the scene and it needed to be documented properly.

A little white trash style. I happen to think it’s the funniest thing ever. Some of my favorite pictures.

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Kati will probably say she looks pissed off… but that’s perfect (i think)

It does help the effect that we used the Cheese Balls earlier in the day

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(Below) Then there’s this picture… the wind was blowing and it just kinda ended up being this… which was kinda planned but kinda not. And for some reason I really like it but I’m not sure if it’s appealing to anyone else… it’s just not that typical (and I’m not sure if that’s good in this case)
So sound off about those and the others.

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So I think I covered the range from Pretty, to Funny, to Neat to downright odd.

Go here to see more shoots I did that day

Posted by ScottJarvie at May 29, 2010

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They haven’t even had their engagement pictures yet, but the festival of colors were happening and I told them if they got a wedding dress I’d take some pictures of them.
They did… and therefore in the mass of 10k+ people I shot a few pictures for a few minutes.

It’s almost like a trash the dress event.

They get married this August

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