We love couples that come to us and say, “We love your work, make us look good, we trust you with the rest!” We mixed up some traditional looks and posing with dramatic one light techniques to get you the variety you see in the post. We also mixed in some natural light, slow shutter speed and for one set a tight spot grid on a big strobe. Lots of looks in just a few hundred yards of real estate and 2 hours.
Jonnie, how cool is that for a woman’s name!, wanted the traditional and the experimental. We can do that. The Zilker Park area is perfect because it’s beautiful, has downtown view and is the outdoor soul of Austin. That is challenging when we want to focus on just two people though. So for one of our “experiment” shots, we slowed our shutter speed way down to blur the hikers, bikers, and runners on the trail to focus on the stability of the couple.
We also played with the cool gazebo at Lou Neff Point, utilizing the graphic element of the lattice work against the sun in the sky. We have a bunch of silly ones from this area as well, but those will have to appear sometime later. But check out the blingy jeans Jonnie has on, sassy!
The next photograph is maybe my favorite from the session. Between the serendipity of the flock of ducks in the top of the frame, the leading lines of the old fence, to the expression on their faces. This photo just makes me smile on many levels.
For this last image I put on a long lens and tight spot grid (15 degree) on my big light. I told Jonnie and Jim to just play and dance and be involved in each other. Look at the way the highlights and shadows play with the rocks and the water. The spotlight highlights the couple at the top of the frame. Real fun to make this one happen. Hundreds of people passed by while taking this set but you would never know from how Jonnie and Jim are looking at each other.
Super fun couple, looking forward to photographing their wedding at a new to me venue, Peacock Ranch in Gatesville, Texas.