In between all the editing and shooting and mistakes and learning you gotta take time to check in with the family. I had the gear at home the other night and the ladies insisted on a quick shoot. Not a problem. Always gives me a chance to play around with lighting and recalibrate my patience capacitor. I grabbed the lights and they disappeared upstairs for a few to put together their looks. And I have to give it to them…it was about 30 degrees and windy outside and they pushed through without complaint (the dream!). When it was finally too dark to shoot in the backyard we came inside and finished up.
No matter how different our likes and dislikes grow over time, I look forward to always behing able to share things like this with the girls. Rock on ladies!
Right now I’m about 50/50 on editing and shooting; still making progress on the backlog of images I have, which is a good thing. But I am still shooting quite a bit. Here’s a few from a recent shoot, as well as some recent editing from an older session…
I’m a lighting nerd through and through and these are great examples of the kinds of stuff I really enjoy shooting. Thanks for checking them out. I’m working on some new ideas for the blog that will be diving deeper into complex lighting shoots like these. Keep an eye out for those in the not too distant future. Have a great one.
Connie and I recently had an opportunity to shoot a wedding in Italy for some close friends of ours. This was definitely on my ‘dreams’ list for what being a photographer could be, but it never really budged into the reality category. And then it did…
Kyle & Rachael asked us to shoot their wedding a little over a year ago. At the time it was supposed to be here in north eastern Pennsylvania. What started off as a rather large event here in the States was morphed into a more intimate and memorable experience when they decided to take the whole shebang to Italy.
Sixty or so friends and family from the States and another twenty+ from Europe all convened in Palombara Sabina, Italy, just north of Rome. We spent the first few days getting to know our fellow travelers and covering everything paparazzi style. It was fun, and everyone got really used to having us around, which always makes for easier shooting at go time. The wedding itself was held in a castle (Castello savelli) about 20 minutes away from where we were staying. Perfect weather, great people and an amazing location; it’s a pretty good mix! The day after the wedding a large group of us moved our base of operations down to Rome proper. 9 of us in one apartment made for some great ‘getting to know each other’ opportunities. We’ll leave that at ‘you had to be there’…you get the idea…it was crazy fun.
On New Years Day we gathered up as many of the friends and family that we could and did some ‘formals’ outside of the Vatican and in downtown Rome. It’s probably not a secret that I don’t mind making a scene when shooting…everyone should have their princess/rockstar moment, and this was Rachael & Kyle’s! As much fun as it was to be shooting there, it was as equally fun watching what was happening. Taking a step back to watch everyone enjoying an epic moment in their lives was really neat and something I’m glad I remembered to take the time to do.
Italy was amazing! Unfortunately we couldn’t bring the short people with us, but we did get very good at Skyping with them. Maybe next time ladies…Oh…and big thanks to my grandmother for hanging with the girls for a week and a half. They miss you and are looking forward to July in Cape Cod!
Thank you one last time to Rachael, Kyle and both of their families. You REALLY know how to throw a party!
Up next: info on new print pricing (it’s getting a lot cheaper), more blogs about what we’ve been shooting and editing for the last few months, and plenty more…
Thanks for reading.