We decided to go a little more on the delicate side for this rough, beachy setting. She brought her purple gown she wore to prom, which mixed well with her red hair and the greenery in the backdrop, and created extremely satisfying pops of color!
What an amazing day. We went to an old abandoned fort on Pensacola Beach because the senior was looking for somewhere that had an old look and feel to it. Maggie and her mom were awesome to hang around and get to know during the portrait shoot.
The Sony A7RII was my camera body of choice and that baby behaved beautifully. I used the 85mm G Master almost the entire shoot and it was finding focus so easily and consistently it was crazy!
Toward the end of the shoot we found a more open area with some clouds in the background so I could get some wide shots of her with the 35mm Sony Zeiss. I used a monolight with a beauty dish for almost the entire photography session.
It had been a while since I had visited Orange beach, and I was excited to check it out again, this time...camera in hand. Jess Boring had just recently moved back to Pensacola, Fl, from Ohio, and had somehow graciously allowed me to use her as a model for a portrait shoot.
We could not have gotten luckier with the sunset and clouds. My goodness they were gorgeous!! I used High Speed Sync capable triggers and a monolight with a beauty dish attatched, It was a real testament to my asssistant/lightholder/wife that she was able to keep from blowing away holding what may as well have been a heavy wind catcher!
Cory and McKenzie's wedding was a blast to photograph! Beautiful clear skies gave a great backdrop to the afternoon's festivities. It was a small gathering of friends and family at Pensacola Beach, Florida. Everyone was so outgoing and enthusiastic, it made it easy to feel right at home and capture their personalities! McKenzie looked beautiful in her dress and Cory made good use of his "dress blues". McKenzie's little nephew Colton tried vigorously to steal the show (he may have done it) and there was no shortage of playful antics to capture.
My favorite thing
This shout out has to go to Cory. I love it when the groom gets that teenage boy with a crush look on their face! From the moment he turned and saw McKenzie until they said goodbye to us, you could tell he was in awe of her. The nervousness melted right off of his face and it was pure smile.