Most photographers stick with the basics and charge extra for the more advanced enhancements. Myself? I’m too much of a perfectionist when it comes to my work. I am not an efficient editor. I’m far too nitpicky. So those advanced adjustments? I just include them with any shoot I edit. I simply can’t help myself.
That said, I often find myself holding back a bit while working through a shoot. My work is quite stylized. I put a lot of myself into each and every photograph. But I’m not always sure that my clients will appreciate some of the extremes I can push things to. So I do tend to hold back… that is, unless I’ve been given the “go ahead” by my clients to do as I will, and then? Then I am a very happy photog!
Ashley let me know right from the start that she likes fashion forward photography. The washed out, grainy, hazy quality that I so enjoy. So I was thrilled to know I’d be able to be free to play. And even better? After looking through some of my work here at TD365 she also pointed out a few images with really stark contrasts as being particularly appealing. That meant that I could go to either end of the spectrum – both are waters I enjoy sticking splashing into.
I had a lot of fun shooting with Ashley and Shane, but it was an equal joy getting to put the finishing touches on their photographs. I felt completely free to do what I do best. To really push and pull each and every image to bring out the best in this couple. So thanks Ashley – for allowing me to pour my heart into your shoot. I hope you and Shane will love each of these images as much as I do.
What a fabulous night. Trick-or-Treating with the kid is absolutely epic. She was so awesome. I really am a super lucky mommy. I feel doubly blessed to have a husband who is perfectly content with me putting candy out on the step, so that the three of us can spend Halloween together. I have lots of pictures to edit and share… but for now, will share one my sister took for us on Saturday (the night of Denyse’s annual get-together):
As we enter this season of slumber, gather close those you treasure, share stories and food, and enjoy the quiet. Celebrate lives well lived, and remember well those who have already crossed to the other side. Blessed Samhain! …and a Happy Halloween too.
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.