Here are some gorgeous portraits I got of Tiffany and James a couple weeks ago. The weather on their wedding day was about as bad as you could ask for, a rainy/dark/cold November afternoon in Seattle. But when you have a great couple to work with, and know some lighting tricks, you can get pictures that look like this 🙂
A lot of brides and grooms worry about rain on the wedding day, but I never do. I just say grab some cute umbrellas and have fun with it if the rain comes. There is no reason you can’t get great pictures if you are willing to get out there!
You might also wonder how Tiffany kept her dress from getting filthy standing on train tracks covered in wet dirty leaves…. Well I was prepared for that as well. I always bring a little piece of canvas that makes a perfect little platform to protect the dress 😉
Here are a few pictures from Chelsea and Bryce’s recent engagement session at Alki. We had a great time cruising up and down the strip and shooting in a few different places. It’s a great area for pictures since there are so many different ways you can make it look. At the end of the shoot I pulled out the big flash gun and enhanced the sunset a little. Secrets of the pros 😉
This shot was taken seconds after the one above, but I just dialed down the exposure a lot. I can't decide which I like better.. I think both are great, but the light and dark versions of the image have very different feels.
I love this shot from Laura and Mark’s wedding at the Sand Point Country Club. Luckily they brought umbrella’s, which we decided to bring out for the photo shoot mainly because they were cute. But not 10 minutes after this was taken it started raining about as hard as I’ve ever seen. It was like a tropical storm. So if there is a even a hint of rain in the forecast, it is never a bad idea to be prepared. And if the umbrellas are stylish, they look good in the sun too!