Let me start by commenting on how adventuresome Kelli is in her choices for portraits. She searched us out because we are different and challenged me to come up with photographs that illustrate her interests to this point. One of her interests is competitive swimming, 200 Freestyle was her event. The testing we did yesterday at Barton Springs was in preparation for today’s sunrise portraits. We were both shivering at some point and one of my flashes met with spring water (the whole do not submerge this case section) but she kept playing the mermaid part perfectly, dolphin kicking her way to a beautiful image that would look great on a wall printed large.
The other image I just had to have was a split view portrait of Kelli underwater with the Austin Skyline in full sunrise mode. We attempted this shot about 8 times until we got it right and Kelli again was just knocking them out. Great breathing control and body control to make this spectacular photograph. Just Wow.
Let me share one more with you in the “Under” section before moving on to the “Above”
Eye open, ready to take on the world isn’t she.
For the “Above” section we delved into her passion, books and bookstores. Kelli mentioned that she has a list of bookstores she would like to visit and South Congress Bookstore was on the list. The staff at South Congress Bookstore was gracious enough to allow us some time to photograph in their charming shop. Kelli was almost at home here instantly as she curled up with books, found chairs and the floor and generally acted as if I wasn’t there!
We made one last stop on our day’s journey by photographing Kelli at a similiarly toned tile pattern on South Congress that met with her eyes and wardrobe.
Good challenge Kelli! We appreciate being kept on our toes
So what say you Loyal Reader? Favorite image of the bunch?
Josh loves a good adventure and some of his favorite wedding and engagement shoots have involved “getting crazy” or going somewhere special to the couple.
Josh is a Texas native and long time Pflugerville resident. He started his photography business in 2009 and has never looked back. His photo business even allowed him to be daddy-day-care before his two sons reached school age. Over the years his business has expanded to include just about every type of photography including automotive, editorial portraits, corporate events, sports and food. Through it all, he has continued to love wedding photography for genuine moment, the fast pace and the diversity of subjects it offers. Josh is a co-founder of North Austin Pfoutographic Society and a resident instructor at Precision Camera & Video in Austin, Tx.