When we first meet with our couples to discuss wedding photography, we like to ask them the question “Why us?”. It helps us get insight as to what they want out of their engagement and wedding photographs, and it helps us to understand why they chose us to photograph their wedding.
One of the most common responses that we hear is “We want those sky photos”, as they point to a large 30″ x 40″ framed print in the studio of one of our award-winning dramatic wedding portraits.
Part of what we have become known for is our dramatic sunset portraits, complete with beautiful skies. Some clients (and photographers) have even begun to call them “Bcap Skies”.
The technique that I use to achieve this style of photograph (I have talked about it before) is called “off-camera flash”, and without getting in to too many mathematic equations and confusing 3/4 of my blog readers, it essentially allows me to “light” my subject, and therefore get the clouds nice and dark. It is a technique that is very sought-after in the photographic community, and I have even taught several workshops to dozens of professional photographers as to how to use this technique.
Last evening, for Natalie and Fred’s engagement session, I was once again blessed with beautiful “Bcap Skies”.
Natalie and Fred are tying the knot this Sunday, and so I wanted to share a few of their engagement photos with them sooner rather than later (I apologize for my other couples who are waitign for their blog post … they’re coming!).
We had a great time, and Natalie and Fred were totally willing to do anything, and when I am given that kind of freedom, I can create some really stunning images. Fred even brought his Honda S2000 racing car as a “prop” for some of the photos … so cool!
Take a look and tell me what you think! Enjoy!]]>