24th December 2015
Canon 5D mk iii
24-105mm, f4 lens
70-200mm, f2.8 lens
Alex & Sarah
A couple I am friends with approached me and asked me to do a photo shoot of them – at the place they got engaged, a year ago to the date. An engagement anniversary shoot. This was a paid job, as they have also asked me to photograph their wedding in May 2017.
They gave me a lift to the location called Stockeld Park as it was around an hours drive away. They didn’t have any specific shots in mind except they wanted a photograph in the exact spot Alex proposed. So when we got there I analysed the location and as we were walking I was looking for shot opportunities. I got creative in my approach and because of the sunlight on the day I was able to use this to my advantage, to create a lot of different styles of lighting – nostalgic, romantic, dramatic and silhouette. Unfortunately I forgot to bring my reflector with me which would have made some shots a tad brighter in places and given some definition and contrast in the shadows. Yet even without the reflector I was able to get some great lit shots. The location was perfect for the winter season & romance and for getting some really nice back drops to the shots as well as having a great couple who were comfortable in front of the camera. I think the fact that I knew them too, added that extra bit of comfort and knowing – to get some lovely natural shots – as well as a few standard posed ‘engaged couple’ shots.
I was very happy with the shots and so were the couple!