Sunday, January 25, 2009

Engagement Shoot

I love to photograph everything, but my favorite subjects to photograph are people and nature/landscape type images. I get more joy from creating a portrait of someone that I think is well done and that they are pleased with, yet somewhere along the way I've begun to shy away from it because I want perfect results every time. Perfect results not from the subjects, but from my photographic skills.

Recently, some friends, who are newly engaged, asked me to photograph their wedding for them. Shying away, I hemmed and hawed about it, but finally relented and said that I would do it. We got together recently for their engagement shots and I was reminded how enjoyable it is to photograph couples who are in love. You set up for the standard type portraits, but they're usually so enamored with each other that you're able to capture intimate moments just by letting them interact with each other naturally. And you certainly never have to tell them to smile for the camera because a smile seems permanently affixed to their face while they're together. A couple hours and several shots later they had an arsenal of images to sort through to use for their engagement announcement in the local newspaper and I was a little less apprehensive about taking their pictures.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Welcome to my photography blog! I guess it's a natural tendency for us photographers to not just want to share our work, but to also tell the listener/viewer the who, what, when, were, why and how we made the images. It's sorta like bragging, but I won't claim that - I'm just following the latest trend for photographers, and that's blogging about my work. ;)

I hope my ramblings will be of some benefit to you.