Was this from a movie?

This wedding was a lot of work. It started raining, and then it rained most of the day. Most shots were shot with strobes, and my talent was being punished, and tested. After the ceremony, there was a break in the weather, and we were able to get a few shots off outside. This one was my favorite. One of the guests later commented on Facebook, “This looks like it was from a movie”

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 1/160 sec, f4.0, ISO 2000
Processing done in Lightroom
One Strobe camera left, held by an assistant

Was this from a movie?

Was this from a movie?

Storm Clouds

Rain was forecast all day on the day of their wedding. As it turned out, it didn’t rain at all. As a result, gorgeous storm clouds were all over the sky making for a very dramatic scene. I converted the image to HDR before conversion to black&white. This was done mainly to capture the range of light to dark in the scene.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 1/200 sec, f5.6, ISO 500
Processing done in Lightroom, Black&White conversion done in Silver Efex Pro 2
One Strobe camera right, held by an assistant

Storm Clouds

Storm Clouds

Under the Stars in San Diego

I took this last week in Point Loma at a wedding. I shot this in almost complete darkness. I had to use a flashlight on the bride and groom just to get the camera to grab focus. The bride and groom couldn’t really see each other either. I had two lights, one as a rim light, and one to light the scene. I only had a few minutes to set this up end execute the shot. I like the result 😉

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 1/200 sec, f6.3, ISO 1600
Processing done in Lightroom, Black&White conversion done in Silver Efex Pro 2
Two strobes, one on a small stand behind the couple, and one held by an assistant camera left

Under the stars in San Diego

Under the stars in San Diego

Enchanted Forest

I was at Rancho Los Alamitos in Long Beach shooting a wedding, and found this secluded path. I saw how the light lit up near the end, and placed the couple in the sweet spot. The result was this gorgeous black and white photo. It looks good in color, but black and white looks much better.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 1/160 sec, f4.0, ISO 500
All processing, and black&white conversion done in Lightroom

Enchanted Forest, taken at Rancho Los Alamitos in Long Beach

Enchanted Forest, taken at Rancho Los Alamitos in Long Beach

Romance After Dark

I took this last week in San Marcos. The wedding was coming to an end, and I decided to take the bride and groom out on the lawn under the gazebo. The resulting shot was one of the bride’s favorites.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, 1/200 sec, f6.3, ISO 2000
All processing done in Lightroom
Single strobe placed inside the gazebo, and triggered remotely

Twin Oaks Garden Estate

Twin Oaks Garden Estate