21Aug

From Farm to Table

By, August 21, 2017

If variety is the spice of life, our lives are pure jalapeño :) On any given day, we could be photographing rustic outdoor locales (aka farms), immaculate ballroom setups (aka tables), and everything in-between. Having opportunities to think outside the box lets us be creative for you!

Check out some of our favorite “farms” and “tables” below. All images are 100% certified organic, grass-fed, pasture raised, free of hormones and antibiotics, and shot by our free-range photographers. Enjoy ;)

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It's always fun to photograph multiple levels!
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When photographing tables, one technique we use is shoot-throughs. This adds interest to the photograph, and makes it feel like you're looking right into the environment.
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Want to see more lovingly crafted artisanal photography? Check out our full galleries of farm and table shots

28Jul

Ethereal Open Air Resort Wedding | Julie and Michael

By, July 28, 2017

Julie and Michael had their wedding at the Ethereal Open Air Resort. This property is a new rustic venue by the owners of Green Gables and Twin Oaks House & Gardens. It was a rainy day, but because the venue had so many gorgeously decorated interior spaces, there were spectacular indoor photoshoot locations.

Portrait of Julie and Michael
This classic bar made for a perfect setting for a portrait. We backlit Julie and Michael to help create separation between them and the background. This ensured that Julie's dark hair and Michael's suit stood out without blending in with the shelves.
Photos of bride's details
Bridesmaids helping bride get ready
Portraits of the bride after getting ready
Portrait of the groom and groomsmen
Portrait of groom at the bar
Portrait of the bride and groom
Portraits of bride and groom
Portrait of the bride and groom
Bride and groom at the ceremony
Photo of rings
Portraits of bride and groom
Portrait of bride and groom
Portraits of bride and groom
Fun portrait of groom and bridesmaids
Portrait of bride and bridesmaids
Portrait of the bride and groom
Portraits of bride and groom
Candid photo of the bride and groom
During a quick round of foosball, before the Grand Entrance, Julie and Michael got their best game faces on.
Portrait of bride and groom dancing
Portraits of bride and groom
Bride at the reception dance floor
Bride and groom night shot by gate
Once the rain subsided, we went out for some night portraits! We were able to take advantage of all the beautiful lights adorning the trees throughout the venue.

Check out more of Julie and Michael’s Ethereal Open Air Resort wedding

18Jul

Understanding the Light

By, July 18, 2017

On the wedding day, even with the most careful of planning, the lighting and weather can still be unpredictable. So how do you prepare for something you can’t plan for? When selecting a photographer to capture your wedding day, part of what you are paying for is someone who knows how to get the most out of any lighting situation. With years of experience comes preparation, and the ability to get creative, even in most challenging of lighting scenarios. Here are some examples of difficult lighting conditions we’ve faced, and the results we pulled off :)

Wedding portrait session at the docks.
When Katelynn and Douglas tied the knot at Bali Hai, the sun was in full force. Our photographers strategically placed them so that the sun was behind them, avoiding unflattering shadows and lighting patterns while maintaining theu00a0fun setting of environmentu00a0in the photo.
A newly married couple smile for a portrait.
Newly married couple walking on golf course.
Bridal portrait on beach.
Newlyweds kiss just before the sun sets.
A couple enjoys a twilight hour kiss.
After Tracy and Nathan's ceremony, they enjoyed a romantic, post sunset portrait session in Seaport Village.u00a0 u00a0At this time, natural light was certainly scarce but this didn't stop their True Photographers from capturing the romance. Balancing the ambient light and back-lighting to create separation from the background created a more edgy photograph.
A couples first kiss in the city.
A couple kisses under twinkle lights.
Newlyweds kiss in front of a botanical garden.
A night reception on castle lawn.
One of the darkest situations that can occur is a night reception outdoors. Market lighting is a fun and practical detail that creates a great ambianceu00a0in person, however, it takes know how to capture u00a0it to it's fullest potential on camera. Marguerite and Julian will be able to reflect on the romantic ambiance at Mt. Woodson because of utilizing proper exposure and aperture technique. If this was photographed with artificial flashes, the entire feeling from that night would be lost.
Ceremony in the night.
Groom dips his bride for a romantic moment in the rain.
A gentleman holds an umbrella for his bride.
Acouple enjoy a sparkler exit
A True photographer would never allow rain to put a damper on a couples special day. Embracing those raindrops for a unique photo opportunity is what we are here for. Rather than running for shelter,u00a0u00a0Natalie and Joelu00a0(below) continued their funu00a0downtownu00a0and Vanessau00a0and Davidu00a0(above right) boldly shared a moment under the market lights of Scrippsu00a0creating memorable experiences they will never forget.
A couple plays with sparklers at a wedding
A couple writes love with a sparkler

To see more about the “lighter side” of weddings, check out some nighttime market lighting photos by our studio.