Dusk is a time of day often neglected by photographers. The poor light tends to cause folk of our ilk to shy away in favour of brighter times, especially considering dusk is shortly after the “golden hour” with it’s beautiful warming rays. However, dusk can be a lovely time to shoot.
The low light of dusk creates images reminiscent of yesteryear, with it’s last filtered rays of sunshine… It is exceptionally moody, creating romance and intrigue. Especially during the late Autumn or early Winter when rosy cheeks and noses only add to the feeling of crispness. Here are a few photos from a recent shoot to inspire you to get out there and create during this mostly ignored time of day:
My thanks to the St. Onge family for braving the chilly air in search of these shots. It was a pleasure working with you!
It may seem like some cruel and unusual punishment to share photographs taken on such a gorgeous Summer day on a day like today, but better today than mid-January when it’s -40 out. 😉
Wow. Okay. That’s really all I’ve got to say. LMAO I’m still having trouble fighting off that stomach bug and I’m about ready for bed right now. So instead of dwelling on that, let’s focus on something lovely – a gorgeous family enjoying the sunshine and one another:
I’m sorry not to write more. The Kzyzyk family were absolutely lovely to work with, and I don’t meant to downplay that in the slightest. I really am just too exhausted and too ill to form any more cohesive sentences. Hope you’ll forgive me.
I believe this is the third time I’ve blogged about Jen and Martin’s Sweetheart Session. To bring up one particular photo shoot three times is unheard of for me, so I believe it speaks to the impact this couple had on me. I really did love working with them. Their feelings for one another were so evident in every interaction, they made my heart glow. I truly believe theirs is a love that will last through any difficulties they may encounter – and in today’s temporary society, that’s saying a lot.
I took Jen and Martin to the East side of the University Bridge here in Saskatoon. It’s not a spot I hit very often, so it remains an adventure every time I go. We shot on the lookout platform on the South of the pedestrian walkway, under the bridge itself, and along the path that extends under the bridge and through the University Campus on the North side of the bridge. In spite of relatively grey skies, we had a lovely time and created some beautiful images in celebration of this gorgeous couple.
Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a little behind. LOL This shoot wasn’t from a couple days ago, but a couple weeks ago. So HUGE apologies to both Lauren and Adam, who have been waiting so patiently. Going to be putting nose to grindstone the next several days to get caught back up.
I had a hard time narrowing down my “to share” pile for Lauren and Adam’s shoot. They were absolutely fabulous to work with, and were up for pretty much anything I suggested. It was a great experience. It’s rare that I can throw out any idea that crosses my mind and know the couple will be all for it. Because of their willingness, we covered a ton of ground during our shoot, and got a wealth of outstanding images. And editing them was just as enjoyable.
So, without further ado, here’s a brief (though not as brief as I generally try to be with these previews) glimpse into our shoot:
…and if you look closely, you’ll see three of my personally created Aperture Presets: Peachy, Cool & Calm, and Kissing.