First Engagement Photoshoot

I journeyed out to Quail Hill in Irvine last week to take engagement photos of some good friends.  It was their 1st engagement photoshoot and mine too!  I don’t know what I’m doing, but I found something I enjoy: taking pictures of people!

The Bride: Jennifer, full-time beauty, part-time lab tech, originally from the bay area, who finally moved to the south to be with the love of her life.
The Groom: Steve, graphic designer to the children’s toy market, avid automotive enthusiast & racer (who happens to be one of our best friends of mine & Benson’s for probably 10+ years now.)
Wow: they had a baby just about 7 months ago!  They both look so well rested!

We showed up to Quail Hill, later than we hoped to and had just 45 minutes to shoot.  It was a challenge straight out of a TV show.  In 45 minutes I set 20 different scenes, broke the ice and had them kiss each other probably 50 times!

What I learned from this shoot:

  • start earlier
  • put extra memory cards in my pocket (rather than leaving them with Ben)
  • give the couple enough time to break the ice with you
  • bring more props
  • change lenses
  • bring a chair or something I can stand on to get different perspective
  • bring a tripod for the low-lit shots at the end

Like I said, I don’t know what I’m doing, but I sure had a lot of fun.  I hope to get the opportunity to do this again.

Kissing is key to breaking the ice!

Brought a red blanket to pop out of the grass

One of my favorite shots, they look so comfy!!

Jennifer's legs look fab in this shot

When I was shooting these, I wasn't sure if they were going to come out!

Another set that I was taking a chance on. Chance well taken!!!

Thanks for reading.  Happy Easter!


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