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Pauline + Eddie were definitely a quiet couple when I first met with them, but really came out of their shells for the engagement session. They told me that they were a bit nervous (as most couples are) to be in front of the camera, but to my most pleasant surprise, the session was definitely awesome and I felt that I could really see who they both were as they interacted during our short two hour session together. Pauline + Eddie had chosen USC as the place for us to shoot at, they had both attended and graduated from here so there was major significance to this location.
On a side note for other photogs out there: Since I posted about how we get our awesome color toning and black and whites from the TOTALLY RAD ACTIONS! sets (created by our good friends Doug + Chenin Boutwell), I have been receiving a TON of emails and comments with people requesting some recipes, so I decided to let you all in on some of our mixture of ingredients. These action ingredients come from both sets of TRAs!.
First of all, I usually try out a few and find a recipe mixture that would work for an entire photo sitting or wedding, I want all of my photos to "mesh" well together and have a same sort of feel, so I'll pick my fav black and white recipe and then my fav color toning recipe for the particular photo sitting.
For this engagement session I chose the following recipe for color toning:
1. Prep image with Yin/yang and Pro Retouch 2. Lux(soft) 3. Get Faded(winter), opacity 35% 4. Warm it up Kris!, opacity 35% 5. Grainstorm 6. either Boutwell Magic Glasses or Can-o-whoopass (8 bit) depending on the image.
Lastly, I chose the following recipe for b/w toning:
1. Prep image by first desaturating 2. Yin/Yang to taste and Pro Retouch if needed 3. Contrast, opacity 50% 4. Brooklyn, opacity 60% 5. Grainstorm 6. either Boutwell Magic Glasses or Can-o-whoopass (8 bit) depending on the image.
Enjoy trying these out, I've had a ton of fun mixing and discovering the many different recipes found in these amazing actions! I'll be posting more later so keep a look out!
And now what you've all been waiting for.....introducing Pauline + Eddie!
Hair and Make-up provided on the lovely Pauline by the talented Nicole DeAnne!
A few weeks ago we had a super fun time capturing Stephanie and Tom at the Orange County Fair. When Stephanie and Tom had mentioned that they wanted to do their engagement photos there we were initially hesitant because the fair tends to be a crazy busy place and shooting there would be kind of tricky, BUT we were up for the challenge and ended up with some awesomely colorful images!
We completely enjoyed watching the dynamic between Stephanie and Tom...super funny and photogenic!
Tom insisted on taking a shot of us too! Hee-hee!
You can't go to the fair without getting some junk food...here's what we found! Worth it?! Heck yes!
Stephanie and Tom's wedding will take place in October...its gonna be a good one!
Hair & Make-up done on the beautiful Stephanie by Nicole DeAnne!