Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wedding: Kelley + Kevin

I am always trying to shoot more weddings for practice before I have to shoot one myself. This is another wedding where I second shot to build my portfolio and confidence. Shot mostly with the 24-70L that I bought recently, and then 70-200 f/2.8 IS for ceremony shots. This was second shooting for Embody Imagery, which owns by my friend Layne Haley. :)

Wedding was at an old theater...

Getting ready...

Almost time for the ceremony!

They are in the background... just blurred out... :)

Exchange rings

One of my favs from the day...

Ha ha, I don't think I am supposed to follow them... :D

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wedding: Brittney + Brandon

I have been shooting weddings like crazy lately, it's the best way to learn! This is another wedding I second shot for Sara Tafoya Photography.

I haven't shot that many weddings, but Brittney and Brandon are definitely the most fun to photograph. Brandon was goofy, so were his groomsmen, to the point I can't even show you some of the photos I got of them... Ha ha! Then Brittney was not only easy to direct, she is like a model, she just knew how to make the serious faces that some of my models have a hard time with. Put the two together, you get great photos and have lots of fun!

Anyways, I think I am improving my skills, or just that Brittney and Brandon made it really easy for me... Maybe both? Oh, this is also the first wedding I got to shoot with my new 24-70L lens! :D Picture time!

Ahh, the dress shot...

Da groomsmen! They look like a band or something... :)

They were inside a freight elevator!

My first real try at ring shots!

Table pieces...

Many people like the blue background... :)

Love da B&W shots!

Heh, taking a picture of a picture!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

New lens! (Canon 24-70L)

So yeah, finally had my toys pay for themselves and break even a little bit ago, and I couldn't resist buying MORE new toys! There are many things on my wish list, so I doubt this will stop any time soon...

So, last time I got myself a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens, it was awesome, has been my favorite workhorse lens. However, my wide end was still only covered with my 18-55mm IS kit lens. Don't get me wrong, it's a very good lens, but I really would like the f/2.8 fixed aperture. Makes shooting in manual a heck of a lot easier.

I had two choices: the 24-70mm f/2.8 or the 16-35mm f/2.8 zoom lens. I decided on the 24-70mm instead because it will couple nicely with my 70-200mm zoom lens. The 24-70L was also about $200 cheaper. So yeah, I took a picture of it with my iPhone 3GS as soon as I mounted it on. Hope to play with this lens more and learn to get creative with it!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wedding: Janelle + Andrew

Here is another wedding I shot with Sara Tafoya Photography... Down by West Bottoms, pretty fun wedding! OK, less words, more pictures!

Love the colors here...

Shooting in the middle of the street!

Walk in the park...

Walking away after the ceremonty...

I just like the lines in this one

Man, I really need to fix my blog soon... But I love this sparkler exit!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Wedding: Ogla + Alex

Yes, I know it's been too long since I posted again... I have been busy shooting weddings now. Well, second shooting weddings, which means there is a main photographer at the wedding, and I am just on the side helping and get other angles that the main photographer can't get. Here is a few that I came up with, enjoy!

Ogla and Alex (if you couldn't tell from the names) are from Ukraine!

What a fun couple!

I wish I can embed landscape photos, because this one is awesome. I will have to fix my blog soon...

At a local art museum

One of my favorites from the day! Love B&W photos...