In September my nephew Max got married to his wife Lauren. I was invited along with my son Daniel, which he was going to be in the wedding. I wanted to give them something special, I could go out and buy a fancy gift but being a working photographer, I wanted to give them some memories that I could capture. My thoughts were to take them out to the graveyards, something New Orleans is famous for, they were up to it. We were off to the oldest graveyard, upon arriving they were closing, damm! We tipped the person and she allowed us to stay for 10 minutes. Shot with just available light, work fast like your on an assignment.
Something simple, great smile.
We move to another grave yard. My son is holding a softbox, synced with wireless radios, just the right amount of supplemental lighting, so it looks natural.It rains there all the time, let’s use the umbrella as a prop.
Yes we have to have their dog in at least one photo. Great natural light on the hair and shoulders, just add some fill from the front.
When we were done they liked the photo’s so much, they said, we will get dressed up again in our wedding clothes, if you would do it again, you just can’t say no!
Now we are back at the grave yards, time to get busy. I just like the texture of the old graveyard.
I just like having Max out of focus, it just draws your eyes to Lauren.One of the more dramatic shots, my son is holding my flash off to the side of Lauren and Max, hard light, it just captures the mood. I should be a wedding photographer, second thought I will pass.
My son loved the desert, I only got two bites.