Thursday, May 22, 2008

Kylie Babe

Literally, almost all 200 of the photos that I snapped of this beautiful girl turned out. Beautiful girl, awesome lighting, white balance was great, with the exception of a few. Be careful what is around you that would reflect back at the subject. There is one place that a shoot quite often, and there is orange stucco walls on both sides and once in a while, it casts a strange coloring on their faces. Sometimes a lot of green will reflect back, giving a slightly nasty greenish-yellow haze to the skin. That is a real bummer. I have to bring my reflector more often to block off the color reflecting on the skin. Most of the time I don't have an assistant to help, so I don't bother, but it really would help. Correcting the problems before the shoot begins, results in much less time at the computer. Otherwise, a great shoot.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Blissful JOY

Sunday, May 18, 2008

NIK Color Efex Pro

All three of these photos were done in different variations in Old Photo, in Nik Color Efex. It will show one color variation, then you click on the arrow and 5 color choices will appear. Try them all. What may not look good on one, will look good on another. Oh, how I love the options. So will your customers. If you still have Photoshop CS and are having a hard time trying to find 2.0, go to ebay. You still can purchase it there. I contacted NIK directly and they only have the upgraded version. If you have any questions with their product, they are great at answering questions and walking you through the process. Try the trial version for 30 days and see if you like it. It really is fun to see what you come up with. OH, Happy Birthday, Rach!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Sweet Location

This is at the Eldredge Manor in Bountiful. I attended a wedding there when I was still in Junior High, and I loved it then. Wow, they added on to it and the garden is wonderful. If the couple is having a civil wedding, I highly encourage the groom to come to the bridals so they have more photos. It is so difficult to take photos inbetween the ceremony and the reception with everything going on. This also gives them a chance to have photos of both of them to display at the reception. If you are creating an album, it helps immensely with variety. The bride is much more "giggly" if the groom is around. Just all around better.


The filter I used on this photo is from NIK Color Efex Pro 2.0. (They have a later version, but I still have Photoshop CS and am too cheap to upgrade at this time) The filter is called Old Photo. When I was still shooting film, by favorite was 3200 speed. It was really grainy and LOVED what it did for some of the photos. This is the closest I could find to replicate that feeling. I wish her arm was a bit more relaxed, but the kiss..... it worked. (I don't think Steph cared about where her arm was at that moment...) Anyway, this will be my gift for Steph and NIck. They deserve all of the happiness that will be coming their way.

Friday, May 16, 2008


What a cute girl. Always try some laughing photos. Sometimes it's hard for them to laugh and others are a breeze to get to show that emotion. "How do I get them to laugh?" It is really silly, but I just say, "Laugh". It kind of catches them off guard and they laugh right off the bat.

I personally love it when they laugh away from the camera, the shy laugh when they are a little uncomfortable and look at whom-ever they came with. So sweet and nice to have those candid shots and most of the time it is their mother's favorite. What a wonderful age.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

So Glad I Was A Part of This Day

What a wonderful couple. Stephanie and Nick make photography look easy. We went to this beautiful little farm in Lindon, which I had passed several times, just down the street from another family farm, which so graciously allows photographers to use. The beautiful places are getting fewer and far between, which makes my heart ache. I applaud the families that are keeping the farms alive. I just wish my name was on one of these beautiful pieces of land. Someday....