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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Expedition to Dark Hallow Falls

Just a short post tonight folks. I took this past Friday off, and Rose and I took the girls up to Shenandoah National Park, to one of my favorite spots, the Dark Hallow Falls. (If you're interested in seeing more than just the snapshot that I'm posting today, check out my photo trip to the area from back in 2009) I'll admit now that this post is purely one of those proud papa moments - but I want to brag that my 6, 3, and twin 2-year-olds, made the hike without so much as a single whine. (Well, at least on the way TO the falls). Nice work ladies - daddy is proud of you!

Just a snapshot, but here are the kiddos in front of the falls.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Unique Wedding Moments - Flowers and the Force

20110910-01-1563-00-LI'm going to just allow my inner nerd to surface on this one, because quite frankly I thought this was the coolest. Rose and I shot a wedding last summer up in St. Michael's, Maryland at Harbourtowne Country Club where, during the announcements of the wedding party at the reception, the bridal party carried LIGHTSABERS! That's right, lightsabers - what Jedi couldn't love that kind of entrance! In any event, as the party fired up - a stray lightsaber and bridesmaid bouquet landed in proximity on a table by the dance floor. Under  a combination of moonlight (unfortunately from just one moon), the lights on the patio, and the light from the Jedi weapon - Rosemary captured this unique and in my opinion, oddly beautiful shot. (I'll point out the tech specs below to the photographers in the crowd... I've'complained' (read as, I'm jealous) about Rose's amazing ability to capture images at low shutter speeds without a tripod - here's another for her portfolio.)

For The Photographers:

Camera: Nikon D3, Nikon 24-70mm (29mm), 1/8s @ f/2.8, ISO 800

Post: Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Lightroom 3.6

 



Thursday, February 09, 2012

Wedding Photography - Natalie and Proben - Part III

One more shot from Natalie and Proben's wedding last May (here are some more, and here too).

This is hands down, one of my top 5 favorite wedding departure photos. I love the giddiness on her face and the happiness on his. These two had such a blast that night and that sentiment went full steam right through their departure.

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For The Photographers:

Camera: Nikon D3, Nikon 24-70mm (35mm), 1/5000s @ f/2.8, ISO 3200

Post: Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Lightroom 3.6

 



Thursday, February 02, 2012

Wedding Photography - Natalie and Proben - Part II

Another shot from Natalie and Proben's wedding. This one was taken just before the shot from our last post. Natalie's dress and jewerly were very classic and formal, but for her "something blue" these shoes set her apart. Hidden under the dress for most of the day, you'd only catch them if you knew to look out for them. We just had to grab a shot.

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For The Photographers:

Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikon 18-200mm (27mm), 1/5000s @ f/3.5, ISO 800

Post: Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Lightroom 3.6





Sunday, January 29, 2012

Wedding Photography - Natalie and Proben

Natalie and Proben got married in May of last year and this is the first of a few shots from their wedding day that I plan on sharing. Natalie was a simply stunning bride whose sweet and calm demeanor would be occasionally punctuated with bouts of sillyness and laughter. What a blast to photograph! During one of the quiet moments while everyone was getting ready, I caught her by the window of her hotel suite taking a moment to pause and reflect in anticipation of the days upcoming events. 

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For The Photographers:

Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikon 18-200mm (18mm), 1/5000s @ f/3.5, ISO 800

Fill Light: Reflector (Natural Light from window)

Post: Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Lightroom 3.6