Friday, October 1, 2010

Wild Colonial Bhoys - Promotional

I am so Overdue on this. Back in October I photographed this Irish Pub band called the "Wild Colonial Bhoys" ( )

I had not known any of them, maybe seen one in passing and when they came to the studio they had no idea what to expect. Some of them seemed sketchy to be paying so much for a shoot and others confident I would figure it out.

Normally, before a band promotional photo shoot I like to discuss ideas, but these boys had a tour and many other things to worry about. So I had free reign to help them come up with a conceptual idea that would fit their style and personalities. ( Not gunna lie....I was kinda nervous) I went out and bought a fog machine and hoped they would like my envisionment of an Irish pub band...and this is what we came up with. By the end of the shoot I was so relieved, because they all seemed confident in the shoot and were very impressed...Exactly what I needed, LOL

As a photographer you are always confident in your own art but your beauty in art may differ from others. In this case, five others. I am so glad to had won all their hearts. They are a super funny and relaxed crowd!

My set:
Backlight facing the wall sitting on the floor propped up a bit
Softbox vertical, hard left almost parallel to the couch
Canon 30D
28mm, at F-3.5 and 1/125
assistant started with fog behind the couch and then came around to the front

Thanks so much for letting me work with you!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Jami and Chris Nordman Wedding, 09.11.2010

There is no way I can explain this wedding. Jami and Chris are such a happy couple and the most easy going people I know. The wedding was completely stress free and the couple just went with the flow of things as they came. I am so blessed to have been trusted so completely much to document this important day of theirs. Not once did they ever question what I suggested or why I was doing something.

I have never worked with such an amazing bride. Granted I have been blessed with many wonderful ...rides but none like this.

As you see in the images it was a harsh sun light day with not much shade so I went and worked with the light as I could. Some shadows may be harsh but it compliments the style of which I had captured everyone.

Not going to lie I was nervous about the location, but in the end I am greatly happy. Thanks to my wonderful Bridal Party the images turned out well. I just want to thank all of you for being so wonderful and fun and willing to go from being dead sticks to scandalously taking over the groom and so forth.

This wedding was one where I wish I would have had a ride home so I could have kept hanging out with them...

Much Love

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Lights Out Dancing: Concept Photo

One can only imagine the actual feeling of getting a flat tire...let alone in the middle of the night right after you bought a new vehicle and picked up one of the newest member of your band...These guys definitely can relate!!!

The night they picked up Jordan Wark from the airport, just shortly after buying heir new van got a flat tire in the middle of the night on the highway.

Then we strummed upon the idea of making their promo shoot based on their first day together. :)

it varies but on the top image two 580 EX II Speedlights
1-on the lead singer (closest person to me) light to upper right-bare
2-on the roup of them by the van to camera far right and above-bare

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