Kathleen & Matthew, wedding

I can’t remember how long it’s been since I blogged a wedding, but I’ve had some great ones so far in 2015.  Kathleen and Matthew’s wedding in Lafayette was the inspiration I needed to start blogging some weddings again, so here goes! Hope you enjoy it even a fraction of how fun it was in person… Coordinator: Audra Hair & Makeup: Lauren & Morgan Church: St. Boniface Reception: Family Sports Center Band:  Naked Karate Girls Photobooth & Photographer:  Brian I think he said something like, “She’s mine! You can’t have her!”  :) I love Matt’s tie (below).   Blue and green are my favorite …

STUDIO LIGHTING miniWORKSHOP: review

A while back, I did a short workshop/demo at our studio and just had fun with a couple of great models.   Here are the techniques I demonstrated and new ones I experimented with!  If you have any questions, leave a comment below. LOOK #1 One of the basic things you should be able to do is control for the ambient light;  i.e. make it disappear and then make the light in the exposure only from your lights.  This gives you maximum control over the photo.   So even though our studio is white, I can get backgrounds like the …

single shot: winter couple

This week’s post will be a series within my blogging where I just show 1 photo and explain how I shot it, did the lighting, the post processing, etc.  Hope it’s helpful! Here’s the final shot: Before we went out on this shoot, I tweeted a bit of shoot-planning strategy for the winter photogs out there: So this shot was towards the end, after some fake snow dusting on their hair and shoulders had already melted.. their noses were a little red.. and their eyes and nose a little runny perhaps.   But in a WIDE shot, when their faces …

How To Light A Photobooth

The photobooth, fun booth, crazy booth, funky booth, whatever you want to name yours…  it’s a super fun and very popular addition to any event.  As a photographer, I’ve been setting them up at a lot of wedding receptions the last few years, but also some charity events, sorority houses, and even middle school dances.   A few people have been asking me (for a while now) to do a writeup on the setup and the lighting, so here goes! SPACE & VENUE CONSIDERATIONS:   I typically have my huge 9′ wide seamless ‘super white’ roll of paper (Savage brand) …

Amy & Juan, the wedding

What a great couple and a great day :)  Here are the highlights, and look at the bottom of this post for links to the full galleries! Enjoy, Here is a link to the photobooth gallery;  and here is the link to the full wedding day gallery!

Lighting for Weddings: wrap-up and review

Hey all; I just wanted to review some things we did at the workshops this spring.  This post will focus on the wedding lighting workshop, and then I’ll do another wrapup on the Speedlight Workshops from NYC and Indy.  Stay tuned for workshop info for Orlando on July 27 (registration this week), and Philly on September 20 (registration in July).  It’s bound to not rain one of these times! Let’s get right to it: BOUNCING FLASH is one of the most indispensable lighting techniques you can have in your events bag.  And I’m not talking about those silly little cards and flags people attach …