Ok, so I’ve been absent for a month or so and I sincerely apologize! I have a good excuse though, I went to Argentina for most of August. So I have a lot of updating to do, I know, please stay tuned because I’m working on a few post right now.
First up is a lovely post-wedding portrait session with a lovely couple I met while on my trip. Meet Carolina & Milo. These two were hitched this past March, but had a major hiccup on their big day in that their priest never showed up! After keeping 380 guests waiting for 2 hours, a close friend of the family stepped in and performed the ceremony, though not legally, they had to track down the priest a few weeks later to finally make it legal. To make up for the wedding day hassle, we enjoyed a stress free portrait session on a lovely Argentinean night. The clouds in the sky were being illuminated by the city lights, it was pretty cool as you can see below. The car shots were also a blast to do. When they said they had a little red Fiat, I jumped at the chance to do a shoot with it. We kept seeing these adorable little Fiats all over Argentina (and Uruguay).
I’ve always wanted to do a “trash the dress” session but haven’t had any brides game for it yet. I don’t really want to trash a dress, I just want to be able to shoot at locations and not be afraid to get the dress dirty. So I bought a wedding dress off Craigslist and asked my beautiful friend Toby if she wouldn’t mind being a bride for a day and she accepted! She’s such a trooper. Thankfully the sun was out and it was actually quite warm. Â By the end of the day the dress was pretty muddy at the bottom and a bit torn in places, but nothing too damaging.
Another reason for wanting to do this shoot was to try out my new back-up camera, the Nikon D300. I have to say, I’m pretty impressed! The b/w shot below was shot in a dim location right after the sun had just set, with the ISO set at 3200. I have a bigger version of it as well as a few of these other photos on myÂ website. I can’t wait until I get my D3, which is due to arrive this coming Monday. I’m so excited, I’ve had this camera on order since late October. Anyhow, enough chatter… here are some photos for you to enjoy!
Toby also found a potential groom! Score!!! Hopefully her b/f doesn’t see this ðŸ˜‰