Ely Roberts is a photographer from San Luis Obispo and when he brought his girlfriend to New York to propose to her he wrote and asked if I'd shoot an engagement session of them while they were in town. I've said it before but I love shooting photographers, haha. They're up for anything and whether they are or not they at least act like they're comfortable in front of the camera.

It was a blast hanging out with Ely and Abby that afternoon and I love the images from the session. Here are some favorites.

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I love this series, haha. Ely was playing around and jokingly got down on one knee reenacting the proposal... I wonder if anyone has ever done that for engagement pictures before?! Haha.

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[April 27, 2011] s h e r r y said:
:) These are AWESOME. Love the locations!!
[April 27, 2011] Cameron Ingalls said:
So awesome you shot (my neighbors) Eli & Abby! Thanks for taking care of them. They look great!
[April 27, 2011] Andrew Cahill said:
These are beautiful. :-)
[April 28, 2011] ely said:
we love them Michael!
[May 6, 2011] brad said:
Yea! you're back to blogging! love the images!
[May 13, 2011] Jamie Geysbeek said:
First of all, these photos are awesome. I love your style. Secondly, and sorry for the long story - I stumbled upon your Twitter page after following a couple of local photogs here in MI, and then finding a national photographer who was following you. So I clicked on your link, liked what I saw, and then visited your website. Eli's photos were the first ones I saw on your blog. I went on a mission's trip to Nigeria with him in 2004. I can't believe how random that was. I have found a photo of him that I took with my 2MP PowerShot, sitting on a rock in the middle of the wilderness haha. Anyway, thought that was interesting. Great photos, and I'll continue to follow your stuff.
[June 16, 2011] Ely's Mom said:
Thank you for fitting Ely and Abby into your busy schedule. The pictures are so nice. I can't really pick my favorite one, since they are all great! Everyone should know the Lord had Abby picked out for my son, and a dear niece orchestrated them meeting. Thank you, Lord and Hillary!
[August 8, 2011] ely said:
these photos are awesome! ;)
[February 9, 2012] Monica Salazar said:
Love this engagement session!
[July 19, 2013] xiaopen said:
So sweet. Like them so much. Thanks for sharing.

So, I suck. Between travelling, shooting, WPPI and everything else, it’s been a busy month. It’s taken WAY too long but it’s time to wrap this thing up

We have a winner…

Ashley Turner!  Congrat’s Ashley, send me an email to claim your Madera Book!  For the rest of the finalists I have something special for you too.  Shoot me an email and I’ll fill you in!

I want to thank everyone so much for participating. This is a big issue in the industry right now and I’m really encouraged by everyone that sent in entries

Congrats again Ashley!

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That said, THANK YOU so much for participating. Like I said before, I’m far from a pure photojournalist but I still take my job of documenting the couple’s day very seriously. And, in this day of styled shoots and wedding blogs showing almost exclusively details and portraits it seems like photographers have begun shooting for publication more than the couple.

If you weren’t picked please don’t hate me. :)  I thought there were SO MANY deserving photographers, but we had to narrow it down to 5.  If you click on the photographer’s name it will take you to their post of all of the moments from the wedding. Here are the finalists:

Katie Lewis

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[February 17, 2011] Shang said:
There is so much amazing talent across the board! I wouldn't have wanted to be in your shoes either to have had to narrow it down to just 5! Thanks so much for looking at all our work!
[February 17, 2011] Deborah Zoe said:
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I shot Veronica and Jason's wedding in San Pedro a few weeks ago. As I was going through the images I loved how many great authentic moments there were. It got me thinking about my job as a photographer. Looking back over the images from Cyndie and I's wedding, the images that mean the most are the ones that captured a moment and more specifically an emotion. THIS is what weddings are about. Sure, I love to shoot portraits. I'd probably go so far to say that's my favorite part of the wedding day. But, the fact remains that in the end I'm there to shoot a WEDDING... and weddings are about 2 people coming together to join their lives. That is an incredibly emotional thing and we, as photographers, are given the responsibility of capturing it.

I've never received an email from a client saying, "I didn't even know you were there!" I talk, laugh, joke with my clients throughout the day. It makes them comfortable having me around and I feel like I get better images because of it. I'm definitely not a pure photojournalist but I take the responsibility of documenting their wedding day very seriously.

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So here's the contest.

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I love how everyone in the room has a hand in helping her get her dress on, haha. Only on a wedding day is that normal.

The first look and a quick prayer.

I LOVE this shot of Veronica and her dad watching everyone enter the ceremony. I was able to get this because I had my good friend and awesome photographer, Victor Sizemore shooting the processional. Good second shooters give you the freedom to take risks on the wedding day to get images you couldn't if you had to get the "safe shot".

Another great father/daughter moment.

A few shots from their communion that I love.

Shooting the recessional is always one of my favorite things. The couple is always so excited and usually shows a lot of emotion.

I also love focusing on the couple during the toasts. There's always a lot of great reactions.

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[February 4, 2011] JenK said:
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[February 4, 2011] Katie Lewis said:
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[February 5, 2011] Tara said:
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[February 9, 2011] Lizzi said:
Your images are amazing... please count me in! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
[February 10, 2011] Andy Dunn said:
Hi Michael. maybe too late and not an actual blog post, but still in the spirit of the comp. Andy http://www.flickr.com/photos/theandydunn/sets/72157626016871200/with/5061012806/
[February 10, 2011] Kat Forsyth said:
I've got to say, I was looking through all the entries so far, and I already know who I think should win. And it's not me. I'm who I WANT to win. :-) My post is here: http://katforsythphotography.co.za/cape-town-johannesburg-wedding-photographer/moments/
[February 10, 2011] Kat Forsyth said:
I've got to say, I was looking through all the entries so far, and I already know who I think should win. And it's not me. I'm who I WANT to win. :-) My post is here: http://katforsythphotography.co.za/cape-town-johannesburg-wedding-photographer/moments/
[February 10, 2011] Ryan Gladstone said:
Thanks for creating a contest that celebrates photojournalism and capturing the moments of the wedding day! My entry can be found here: http://www.ryangladstonephoto.com/jefferson-city-wedding/
[February 10, 2011] Ashley Turner said:
I'm in! Nothing like waiting until the last minute, huh? I love this idea :)
[February 10, 2011] Monica said:
Well... hopefully just in the nick of time...
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You might have seen on here before that I offer private workshops for photographers affectionately known as WOODSHOPS. I don't put on huge group workshops because #1: they're a whole lot of work and #2: if that's what you're wanting there are already tons of them out there. If, however, you (or maybe you and a couple of friends) want to spend a day, afternoon, or lunch together picking my brain, listening to me talk about how I work and shoot, I'll happily oblige you. I usually do one per month.



A few weeks ago I had a WOODSHOP with a photographer from LA named Gary Coelho. We spent the afternoon together talking about how he could improve his photography and at the end of the afternoon we went out for a shoot to give him a chance to put his new knowledge into practice. We had to postpone the workshop a day because of rain so I was scrambling trying to find a couple to model for me. I put out the word on Twitter and within a few minutes my good friends Jake and Jessica Mariano graciously volunteered to be our subjects for the afternoon. We went out into the hills of Ladera Ranch for an engagement style shoot and had a great time trudging around in the mud. We had some beautiful light and got some really wonderful images.

If you're interested in a WOODSHOP check out the information page and shoot me an email.



Here are some favorites from that afternoon:

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[January 26, 2011] SvetlanaHillKovich said:
I'm always impressed with the amount of poses you can do in a single empty field! Well done!
[January 26, 2011] SvetlanaHillKovich said:
I'm always impressed with the amount of poses you can do in a single empty field! Well done!
[January 26, 2011] Sarah Kamolz said:
I love your photos! These two are so beautiful! I love her hair especially!
[January 28, 2011] Jacob Mariano said:
They turned out AMAZING! It was our pleasure to help out with our fly looks! : ) Anytime!
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I do agree with all the ideas you have introduced for your post. They are really convincing and can certainly work. Still, the posts are very brief for newbies. May you please extend them a bit from subsequent time? Thank you for the post.

This incredible Nigerian wedding was held at the Penn Museum in Philadephia on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. It might be the most fun I've ever had at a wedding... well at least one I was shooting, haha. I want to shoot more Nigerian weddings... and more at the Penn Museum. So great.

The bride, Bola, is a wonderful photographer based in Philadelphia. It's always such an honor to be asked to shoot a photographer's wedding... it's also a bit nerve wracking. Haha. But you always know if you're shooting a photographer's wedding that you'll have plenty of time for photos, and more importantly, time in good light! We made the most of our time that day, here are some of my favorites:

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[October 23, 2010] Doyin said:
WOW! These look so amazing, got my crying all over again! It was a please meeting you at the wedding and your work is amazing! Can I just say..... THAT IS MY GORGEOUS STUNNING ADORABLE FRIEND! She looks so stunning!
[October 23, 2010] Ayesha said:
Stunning images. Bola you and Gbolabo looked amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! everything is so beautiful. Great job Michael.
[October 23, 2010] Wande said:
OH MY GOSH!!! These photos are amazing!!! Bola and Gbolabo look absolutely stunning. I remember you dancing to Motown Philly with us. Awesome job!! :)
[October 23, 2010] Fisola said:
The pictues are amazing!!! Bola and Gbolabo, you guys look so adorable. Great job Michael
[October 23, 2010] Kathryn said:
Michael- absolutely 100% stunning. Bola must be thrilled. She is insanely gorgeous!!
[October 24, 2010] Bola said:
Our photos are AMAZING Michael - we absolutely love them! Thank you so much for helping us relive our wedding day!
[October 24, 2010] Bola said:
Our photos are AMAZING Michael - we absolutely love them! Thank you so much for helping us relive our wedding day!
[October 24, 2010] Kathy said:
Michael, I completely agree with you about this being one of the best weddings. Ever. The couple was beautiful and you masterfully captured the essence of their day!
[October 24, 2010] Kathy said:
Michael - I completely agree with you about this being one of the best weddings. Ever. The couple was beautiful and an absolute pleasure to work with. You've masterfully captured the essence of their day!
[October 24, 2010] Kathy said:
Michael - I completely agree with you about this being one of the best weddings. Ever. The couple was beautiful and an absolute pleasure to work with. You've masterfully captured the essence of their day!
[October 24, 2010] Hilary Felton, Country Meadows Florist said:
Kathy forwarded these shots to me...can't wait to see more! I'm the florist who did this event. The photo of the guest tables is spectacular! Please let me know when I can buy copies for my portfolio....you're truly a master at your trade! I look fowward to hearing from you! Hilary
[October 24, 2010] jenberry said:
what a gorgeous wedding. sophisticated. i love the groomsmen shot. they look so natural, happy and fun. also love the lipstick shot and how the light wraps just around her face.
[October 25, 2010] Tunji Sarumi said:
...simply amazing
[October 25, 2010] Kathy said:
Sorry for the triple post - part of the joys of using my iPad from a hotel room with a poor wireless signal! :)
[October 25, 2010] Kathy said:
Sorry for the triple post - part of the joy of using my iPad from a hotel room with a poor wireless signal! :)
[October 25, 2010] Gloria said:
Absolutely gorgeous images!
[October 25, 2010] B. Gresham said:
Dude, it's been too long. This wedding is gorgeous, and I'm loving your tones through the portraits. Inspiring stuff.
[October 26, 2010] chipgillespie said:
Dude! You still shoot weddings?!? Cool! I'm just messing with you -- phenomenal shoot, brotha. Can't wait to see more...
[October 26, 2010] CO said:
Beautiful images. The reception hall is fabulous! love the lightning, love the brides shoes, and the reception dress. UBER-FAB!!!
[October 28, 2010] Viviane said:
Amazing pictures...awesome job Michael!I would love to get some pict. for my portfolio!
[October 28, 2010] TEE said:
I WANT THOSE YELLOW SHOES! SERIOUSLY I HAVE SCOUTED EVERYWHERE ONLINE SINCE I SAW THIS POST. PLEASE ASK THE BRIDE WHERE SHE GOT EM!
[October 29, 2010] Daniel Balboa said:
That venue is stunning. And the Limo shot is classy. :-)
[October 29, 2010] Fola Adewole said:
Gorgeous, gorgeous....Bola and her hubby look fabulous...
[October 31, 2010] Ovue Irune said:
Amazing!!! Great Job. Brings back memories. Wish we could replay the wedding all over again. Can't wait to see more of your work.
[November 1, 2010] Hannes Uys said:
Amazing ring shot Michael!
[November 8, 2010] Jason Armond said:
Amazing. I love this wedding. Nice Work Michael
[November 9, 2010] omojesu said:
Congratulations to Onada. I love love love the pictures. Great job Michael
[November 14, 2010] TGA said:
these are beautiful!!! you did a fantastic job! i know bola is pleased!!
[November 19, 2010] Steve Elmer said:
This is one awesomely detailed and classical coverage of a rad wedding. So goooood!
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good list.
[August 25, 2011] Yinks said:
Wow. Now I wish I was there too but the photos suffice beautifully. Bola you glowed and your shoes- mm mm mm! Great coverage here! Congrats to the happy couple! Nothing do you!! :)
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So this afternoon, Jaclyn and Nate Kaiser, of The Image is Found, both jokingly twittered that they are making a new rule that they'll only travel to places that Jet Blue or Virgin America fly to. This spurred a little Twitter debate between Nate and I about airlines and it got me thinking about why I make the choices I do when I travel.


I'm not sure whether it's apropos or ironic that I watched the George Clooney movie, Up In The Air, on a flight to New York but I sure did identify with Clooney's character and his quest for frequent flyer mile domination, haha. As photographers, we get the opportunity to travel more than the average person. Over the past few years I've traveled a ton and since we moved to Manhattan earlier this year, the past 6 months I've traveled even more than usual. I've found that if you do it right you can both enjoy your travel more and make your travel and destination weddings more profitable. I thought I'd blog about the things I've figured out regarding air travel.


#1 Pick an Airline


There are a bunch of airlines out there and I'm not going to try to say that one is "best" because the "best" airline for you might be different than the best airline for me. The first consideration should be your location. Which airlines have hubs in or near your city. If you're in Dallas, American would be you're best bet.  Houston, Continental would be a good choice... etc.


The benefit of choosing an airline with your city as a hub is that you'll have the most direct flights available. This is super important as a frequent traveller. Layovers make your travel days way longer, increase the chance for delays and generally suck. The more planes you take, the more chance there is for a flight to be cancelled/delayed...etc. If you fly direct, there is no connecting flight to miss even if your flight is delayed. Also flights in and out of hubs are, for the most part, cheaper and there are way more available to choose from.


Another consideration when choosing an airline is where they fly. One of the reasons I chose Delta is that when I was choosing an airline is that they were in talks with Northwest to merge and become the largest airline in the world. Either them or their partner airlines fly to more destinations than any other airline in the world. An airline like Virgin America or Jet Blue may meet some of the criteria but they are quite limited in the cities they serve. So if you choose them there's a good chance you'll have to fly other airlines at some point. Pick an airline that will take you pretty much anywhere you want to go and allow you to earn miles on all of your flights, not just on flights to cities they fly to.


#2 Stick with that Airline


Frequent flyer programs benefit "frequent flyers" and you'll never be a "frequent flyer" if you're flying a different airline every trip.  All airlines have frequent flyer programs but the benefits vary greatly between airlines. If you fly a budget airline such as Jet Blue or Southwest, basically, the only benefits to frequent flyers is award travel (free flights). With full service airlines you'll still get the award travel but you'll also get a ton of other benefits.


#3 Rack up the miles


Once you reach elite status, usually 25,000 miles in a calendar year, you get all kinds of fringe benefits. Here's a list of a few:


Priority Check In. Frequent flyers always have their own check in line. There's no waiting in a line of a hundred people at the airport anymore to check your bags.


Free checked baggage. With Delta, my guests and I get up to 3 bags a piece at no charge and the weight limit is 70lbs not the usual 50lbs. This alone is worth hundreds if not thousands per year.


Priority Security Screening. At most airports there is a lane for first class or elite travelers. Again, no more waiting behind a hundred people. Security screening now only takes a few minutes.


Priority Boarding. As a photographer this is one of the biggest deals. When I travel with my camera gear, the last thing I want to do is gate check it. I want it with me the whole way. As a frequent flyer with elite status I get to board the plane before the general public, meaning there will never be a time when I get into the plane and the overhead compartments are full.


FIRST CLASS. This is huge when you fly a lot. I've never paid for a first class ticket but I now fly first class almost exclusively... easily 90% of the time. Delta, and most other airlines give free or very low cost upgrades to their frequent flyers. It makes a big difference having the extra legroom but the biggest difference is the "shoulder room".  The fact that there are only 2 seats in first class where three fit in coach makes all the difference in the world. There's never a time when I worry about who is going to be sitting next to me in first class, but every time I have to sit coach I dread the waiting game of watching the people file in. I just know when I see the 6'5" 350lb mountain man, he's going to sit right next to me. Also, meals and drinks (even alcohol) are free in first class which is pretty nice.


Priority baggage handling. I think this is one of the coolest things Delta does. Whenever I check a bag a special tag is placed on it and upon arrival my bag will be among the first delivered to baggage claim. No waiting around for 30 minutes as bags trickle on to the carousel.


Bonus Miles. Once you make it to elite status, you get between a 25% and 125% bonus on your travel. Once you get to a certain point miles start adding up like crazy.  At the beginning of the year this year it took me 5 round trip flights from LA to NYC to earn the 25000 miles for a free flight. Now it takes only 2.5 round trip flights because I get a 100% bonus on all travel... fly 5000 miles, get 10000 frequent flyer miles.



#4 Don't sweat it if you have to pay a little more to stick with your chosen airline.


If I were to fly American Airlines I'd have to pay $25 each way to check one bag. Sticking with Delta saves me *at least* that much over another airline. If the difference between tickets is even more than that, the fact that all of my miles are with one airline more than makes up for it. The average cost in miles for a free flight is 25,000 miles.  If I have 6000 miles with Delta, 8400 with American, 3700 with United...etc, it doesn't matter that I've got 18100 miles in total because they're with 3 different airlines. I'm still 16400 miles from an award ticket. Don't worry about paying a little more for a ticket with your airline, you'll get it back later.



#5 Pack light.


If its possible carry everything you need on. The time you'll save by not checking bags and not having to wait for them at baggage claim is worth way more than having your choice of 14 pairs of shoes and 23 outfits for that week long trip.


There are lots of other tips I've picked up but this should do for now. Maybe this will help you, I sure wish someone had told me all this a few years ago. :) 


If you have any tips I'm missing here leave me a message in the comments. I'd love to hear them!


Since posts without pictures are boring, here is an image from a wedding I shot in Anguilla (in the British West Indies in the Caribbean) last month. I'll be blogging the whole wedding this week!


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[August 22, 2010] Lara said:
I'm a Delta girl through and through too. Great post!
[August 22, 2010] Rachel Perry said:
Oh my goodness... I can't wait to see the rest of that wedding!
[August 22, 2010] Taylor said:
Blah blah blah blah blah RAD PICTURE!!! ;) Seriously, good advice, especially for someone starting to rack up miles. Virgin is just starting service to DFW this fall but AA flies everywhere and their prices are among the cheapest out there. Anyway, back to the image...such a tease...it looks freakin' awesome though and you better blog the whole wedding soon!
[August 22, 2010] 10.11. Makeup said:
Stunning. Soooo beautiful. Bri, you look amazing- of course :) Can not wait to see the rest!!
[August 23, 2010] chipgillespie said:
According to your sister-in-law, streaking through the security checkpoint is another way to get through quickly...
[August 23, 2010] Travis Hoehne said:
Michael...that's a killer shot! Seriously...really good! On a side note, I thought you were taking me on that wedding? I guess Cyndie was a better roommate ;)
[August 24, 2010] Jeff said:
Totally with you - great post outlining why everyone should choose one airline, and stick with it. I've been a Delta guy for what seems like forever, and now with the NW merger they are even better than before. Plus I feel like the domestic first class service and seats are way better on Delta than on the other biggies. However, I think United wins on international business class service. Or Singapore Airlines.
[August 24, 2010] Bri Grill said:
Your "blah, blah, blah" got us talking about making an airline commitment soon... and of course... love seeing how awesome you made us look!
[September 22, 2010] Morgan Taylor said:
WOW! This is amazing! I am putting it in my folder of curated photos that inspire me!
[October 14, 2010] Dorothy Snyder said:
Stunning photo!
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A couple of weeks ago I met Kimberly Witort in Los Angeles for a Woodshop, a private, one day workshop. Kimberly is a great photographer from Washington and was in town with a couple of her friends for the week. We spent the afternoon going over business, workflow, processing and wedding day management and ended the afternoon with what was supposed to be a sunny shoot in Santa Monica. June gloom took the sun away but we still had a great time shooting at the pier.

Usually at the end of a Woodshop we'll shoot a couple or portrait session together but Kimberly decided she'd like me to shoot her and her 2 best friends instead. Here are a few of my favorites from the afternoon.

If you're interested in a private Woodshop shoot me an email. I'd love to hear from you!

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[August 3, 2010] Kimberly Witort said:
hee hee feels funny to be on someones blog.: ) If anyone is thinking about meeting with Michael you totally should he is very down to earth and fun to work with! Thanks Michael!
[August 3, 2010] Tracy said:
looks like it was a fun session. love the colours
[August 13, 2010] Beth said:
These pictures are so much fun! Love all of the great pops of color in them!
[August 17, 2010] stephanie said:
all these girls are gorgeous. love your photos!
[August 5, 2013] Clipping Path Outsource said:
Fantastic,it s a so nice photography. Love the inside the car shots.
[September 22, 2016] Thomas said:
You completed a number of fine points there. I did a search on the theme and found the majority of folks will agree with your blog.
While working on an album from a wedding I shot last year, I came across one of my favorite wedding party shots of all time. I don't try to do too much with wedding parties. I don't have them in crazy poses, jumping over each other or posing like Charlie's Angels. I'm not trying to make them look like models posed like they're too cool for school. This is a wedding. They're friends. I want them to look like they're a bunch of friends having a great time on the best day of the bride and groom's life. Simple, classic, timeless... at least that's my intention.

Sometimes I get close to what I'm after, this time I got exactly what I wanted from a wedding party photo. I love *everything* about this photo.

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[July 30, 2010] Jessica Zodikoff said:
This is one of the best wedding party photos I've seen. Love your philosophy.
[July 30, 2010] Fred Egan said:
Very good point Michael. Your/our clients will thank you/us as the years go on.
[July 30, 2010] Heather said:
Such a prefect shot!!!
[July 30, 2010] Adam Nyholt said:
Good stuff, Michael. I definitely agree with your philosophy, and love the shot.
[July 30, 2010] jenberry said:
i agree. natural. friends. real. i thing this is the perfect example. full of life
[July 31, 2010] Tracy said:
Its natural and its wonderful. Definitely prefer this over the posed stiff shots.
[August 3, 2010] Jon S6 said:
That's a fantastic shot!
[October 15, 2010] Mary said:
love it love it love it.
[November 6, 2010] LaVonne Crawford @Adorations said:
Agreed! Perfect! Thanks for sharing! Love it!

Several months ago I was hired to shoot what I thought was going to be a pretty typical engagement session in New York. Time passed and as the date came closer I got in touch with the couple to firm up the details. They told me they had some ideas about the shoot and then said they wanted it to have a 1950's theme. They wanted to shoot outside a diner, they were having a '56 T-bird there for the shoot, they were dressing up in 50's attire... in fact, it wasn't going to be typical at all.

One of the things they told me is that they wanted to shoot with the car outside the diner and have the sunset behind them. Well if you know anything about photography you know that in order for that to happen you're going to have to use lighting. I guess I could have done some HDR stuff but its not 2006 anymore. :)

So I rented a Profoto set up and drove out to New Jersey to the diner. The diner was awesome but it was also surrounded by cars, not from the 50's, which to me kind of kills the whole thing. So we positioned the car in the middle of the parking lot and I shot from pretty much the only angle that blocked out the rest of the cars and still showed the diner. I felt pretty good about the images as we were shooting but I never get too excited because you really never know what you're getting until you open them up. I even turned the strobes off at a couple of points and shot natural light just in case things weren't turning out as good as I thought they were.

When I opened the images up to begin working on them I just fell in love. Its so different from what I normally do but man they're so freaking cool.

While I typically work with natural light, when I was first getting started I never wanted to be in a situation where I felt unprepared so I learned as much as I could about off camera lighting. I'm by no means an expert but knowing this stuff has helped me get good images out of bad situations.

So here are a few of my favorites. I put in some of the natural light stuff as well. I think the difference is really interesting. Let me know what you think.

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[July 9, 2010] Jen Johnson said:
Super fun shoot! Love the off-camera stuff...gives the images an editorial feel! : )
[July 9, 2010] Mel McLellan said:
Well if it's one of your favorites ever, we had to check it out! :) Love the black and whites and the last one - supa sweet!
[July 9, 2010] matt said:
these are ridic. so clean & well thought out.
[July 9, 2010] Natalie Williams said:
LOVE!! Way to work the lighting!
[July 9, 2010] Amy Russell said:
I know it's not your normal gig, but these are some of my favorite images that you've ever delivered! Really, really cool stuff-- they not only look editorial, they look like stills from a film. I say you keep playing with the off-camera lights. Seriously!
[July 9, 2010] Tracy said:
Love the inside the car shots.
[July 9, 2010] Julie Boucher said:
Love them!
[July 9, 2010] Jennifer | Zinchuk Studios said:
Wow! What an amazing session!! Love the contrast between the lit and natural shots....and the night shots are sooo yummy!!
[July 9, 2010] Trent said:
Man. Can't believe how incredible these turned out.
[July 10, 2010] Adi Ulici said:
Wow, the lightning is gorgeous in these photos!
[July 10, 2010] Malinder said:
Amazing shoot! Love the lit pictures
[July 12, 2010] sarah k chen said:
hot stuff! you really rocked the shoot! and i'm so happy to see you blogging again! we've all missed you!
[July 12, 2010] Stephanie Castillo said:
WOW!!!! LOOOOVE THIS SHOOT!!!! AMAZING!!!!
[July 12, 2010] Stephanie Castillo said:
P.s. did you use ocf for some of these? If so, can I ask what you used? Thanks :)
[July 13, 2010] Kimberly Witort said:
Love them!
[July 13, 2010] evie said:
Awesome job, Michael! LOVE that car;)
[July 14, 2010] Kristin said:
Wow. These are amazing! Would you mind sharing exactly what lighting you used for these? It's so incredible!
[July 15, 2010] Lissette Q said:
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[July 19, 2010] Daniel Balboa said:
Love those last few images. Hot hot hot!!
[July 22, 2010] Grace Tan said:
I love the stuff done with the off camera flash! It just looks so good and matches the theme. Saturated colours add to the feel as well.
[July 22, 2010] Grant Perry said:
I am SOOOO diggin' your honesty and that you were totally REAL in your explanation; way to go. Wish more photogs were honest with how and what they were thinking / doing with their stuff. Refreshing. I'm even more diggin' your spot on 100% rock-the-session sharpness and composures of this shoot. Way to go brotha'
[July 23, 2010] Austin Curtis said:
yeaaaaaah dog! I like that went out on a limb. These images are straight classic! It's not 2006 anymore... that is hilarious.
[July 23, 2010] mattaltmix said:
dude, the soft light coming in through the windshield, like they're at a drive-in theatre, money.
[July 23, 2010] Louisa Coulthurst said:
These are just brilliant! I loved all of them!
[July 24, 2010] Marge Cavazos said:
Stunning, simply stunning.
[July 28, 2010] Nellie Guerrero said:
Very spiffy and I love it :) Love the red lips and pumps!
[August 6, 2010] Kim O'Neil said:
These are sweet! For someone who doesn't shoot with OCF much, you sure nailed it! Would love to know the specs on your settings...
[August 22, 2010] carrie said:
dig it! v. cool :)
[August 27, 2010] Deanna Whyte said:
Oh my god! I love these! They are really different from your usual {gorgeous} photographs, and I love the natural light shots in there, but you've done SUCH an amazing job! Seriously HOT. They must have loved them!
[September 16, 2010] Sara said:
These are simply amazing! My faves are the ones you used lighting for. The sky looks incredible, and the in-car shots are just breath taking! I wish I knew a thing about lighting so I could get shots like yours!!
[September 25, 2010] Nikki said:
wow these pics are amazing!!!! you were the photog at my friend Onada's wedding I am sure the pics will come out just as nice! Wonderful job!!!!
[December 28, 2010] Albuquerque Wedding Photographer said:
Wow! Great session. I love the composition, colors and that car! Wonderful job.
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