Sunday, July 27, 2014

Villarreal Family 2014

I had the joy of photographing this beautiful family right on the lake shore path which made for a great backdrop. I use this location time and time again, one because I know it well so there aren't a lot of surprises with lighting and scenery, but also because it tends to make families comfortable. Along the way there is lots of places to stop to rest up, making for lots of impromptu photos. And once the location is reached there's the perfect little wooden swing and I love using it as a prop. They did a phenomenal job. I loved that the sky was a bit overcast that day (in fact we were getting rained on in the beginning) and it made for a perfect natural reflector, bringing out the glint in their eyes and highlighting just the right places on their faces. Editing was a breeze and when the situations are lined up that is what every photog hopes for.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wedding 6-13-14

I had the pleasure of photographing a young couple two days in a row. First for their courthouse wedding vows, accompanied by closest friends and family, and the second day for their reception.

It was an intimate wedding and the closeness and importance of family shone through in every detail. Before even worrying about their own photos, they wanted to make sure their family was included. It was the brunt of their gallery, which I chose not to share for their privacy. 

Her mother and his mother were in the kitchen helping prepare the food for a banquet style event, with everything from tacos to different kinds of pasta. I took a moment to fuel up and enjoyed the tastes they so thoughtfully prepared.

We snuck off prior to take some photos while there was still light. There was a sense of shyness at first, but much to my delight, they let me capture what they so obviously felt, love.

It was sweet to witness such a lovely couple take their vows, and then to capture keepsakes of their special day. I chose to share a select few of my favorites.