I started my photography business in 2008, but it was a while before I started charging, I wanted to get really good first! In September of 2009, I ask a couple in my church family if they would model for me! They had only been married for about a year I believe, so I’m sure they already had plenty of pictures from their wedding, but they were so kind and agreed to meet me in the canyon for a session! It was great! The colors were amazing and they were a blast to be around!
Now there are some images for the past where I look at them and run through my head of what I would have done differently. And honestly, with this set, I don’t do that! I look at them with pride! I still love the way they look, the composition, the posing (which was mostly all them!) I couldn’t decide on just one from the session so I chose three! So here they are with how each image came to be!
Photo taken Sept 2009 on my Canon EOS Rebel XSi ISO 250 18 mm f/3.5 1/25 sec. I brought up the blacks a little but that’s it!
Photo taken Sep 2009 on my Canon EOS Rebel XSi ISO 200 32 mm f/5.6 1/50 sec. I did crop this shot to draw in more on their faces. Brought up the blacks and intensified the saturation levels of the trees, they were brilliant in real life, but the camera toned it down for some reason, so in post I brought some of that brilliance back!
Photo taken Sept 2009 on my Canon EOS Rebel XSi ISO 200 21 mm f/4.0 1/40 sec. This is my most favorite shot from the whole session. I did add some warmth in Lightroom, but not much, it was mostly to bring back the wonderful glow that was actually there!