Shooting photography is like cooking a fabulous meal. Everyone can purchase the same ingredients, but the result varies due to the technique and vision of the creator. Today, we are going to cook up a big bowl of awesome with Aubrey and William’s Denver engagement photography.
If variety is the spice of life, then I’m addicted to sprinkling diversity on my portrait shoots. Finding new and exciting places day after day in Boulder can be a challenge. I can still find new little nooks and crannies to whet my appetite, but the town just isn’t big enough to be completely satiating. Denver on the other hand, is a trip to the All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet. These brightly colored buildings are absolutely delicious!
When I’m looking to add spice to a photography shoot, I often reach for the tilt-shift lens. Just like Tabasco, too much will overwhelm your creation, but adding few drops here and there tastes oh so good.
Sometimes great recipes happen by accident. This was supposed to be just a test shot, but I had forgotten that I had left my Pocketwizard flash trigger on, and the strobe just happened to be pointing at Aubrey. I tried to recreate the shot lighting them both … but the results ultimately just didn’t taste as good as this one. I love being lucky.
After all this talk about food, we found ourselves ravenously hungry. We decided to take a break and refuel our empty bellies, fully intending to continue gorging ourselves after dark. When the eating is this good, you just find yourself powerless to stop even when you know you’re full.
I’m often creatively inspired when I’m out and about at night. Sometimes the locations aren’t even new, they just look so different when man-made lighting takes over from the sun. Larimer Square is a great example of a location that would be so-so during the day, but is simply awesome at night. If I combine the ambient overhead lights with creamy bokeh from my Nikon prime lenses, then I’m serving up a bowl of ice cream and chocolate sauce for desert. Rich, sweet, decadent, and completely unnecessary, but a completely satisfying way to wind down an indulgent evening.
I hope you enjoyed my playful post as much as I enjoyed writing it. Thank you Aubrey and William for a memorable smorgasbord of a photo shoot. After all, this was just the appetizer, and I’m looking forward to the main course at the Red Lion on October 2nd.