Friday, June 20, 2008

Gotta love "el shop de foto" (that's spanglish for photoshop!)

Here's another photo from Ty's senior session that I just finished putting together! For all of you who may be wondering how this was shot, I put the camera on a tripod and took several images of Ty in different locations around the car and then compiled them in photoshop by making them different layers and erasing where each Ty was standing on the opposing layers.

You gotta love photoshop!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Ty's Senior Portraits

Ty's senior session was awesome! As you can see, Ty exudes that "GQ" look thrown in with a bit of rock star. But looks aren't all Ty has going for him; he is also an extremely talented pianist, guitarist, and he's an awesome guy to boot.

We did the session at his parent's place in Washington and we got to meet the whole family! It was great because we'll be photographing his sister's wedding in October and we were so pleased to get to know everyone before the big day. Needless to say, we're excited about the upcoming wedding!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Michelle & Kevin

I had the pleasure of second shooting Kevin and Michelle's wedding with Blue Castle Photography on June 1st at the Oregon Gardens. I have to admit - I love shooting with other photographers! I absolutely love watching how each photographer does things differently. For example, Jonathon of Blue Castle did this crazy cross lighting set up for the first dance where he placed a flash on a reception table and angled it towards the dance floor. Thus far, we've only used our lighting stands to hold our flash which prohibits where you can put your flash. This technique allowed him to create interesting set-ups which I'm excited to experiment with!

At any rate, Michelle and Kevin were an amazing couple. The way they looked at each other all throughout the day was beautiful. You could see love-beams coming out of their eyes. In-Loveness is such a beautiful thing to watch and Kevin and Michelle were radiant with In-Loveness.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

WPJA Contest!

Andy placed in the recent Wedding Photojournalist Association's (WPJA) contest in the creative portrait section! I'm so proud of him! Here is the award winning photo from Danae and Andrew's wedding:

JUDGES COMMENTS: This portrait uses camera angle to help make it simple, and all about the subjects. The photographer gets credit for understanding how to control his background using the high angle, and then how to even use the reflection as a framing element for the couple. This is a beautiful portrait with a great feel.

Yay! I'm so proud of my awesome photographer husband!