If you are not from Colorado then I hope the weather is nicer than it is here. We are getting our first big storm of the year or it at least looks like it. I thought since it was snowing so much a picture of Angie might make it a little brighter. Isn’t she pretty? I could be a little biased.
I hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas filled with some great times with loved ones and friends. I hope noone has been checking the blog since I wasn’t very good at blogging. We were really busy getting orders and weddings done so we could have some time with family.
Hanging out with us for the Holidays can be dangerous. We love taking pictures and the holidays are a great time to get some pictures of family and friends. I shot a few boxes of polaroids.
If you read the blog you will know that Angie and I love camera’s new and old. We get a kick out of collecting and shooting old camera’s, from collodion wetplate to polaroids. One camera I have never been able to shoot is a large format polaroid camera 20×24. There are a few reasons for that. One there are only a few in existence made by polaroid 4 I think I read. It would be a dream to shoot one of these someday’s.
For the photographers this is a video of Timothy Greenfield Sanders shooting some portraits with the camera. This guy is a the real deal. He knows how to light, work with subjects and capture the real person. Check out his portfolio if you get a chance from politicians to sports and movies.
Sometimes there is that third angle that would yield some beautiful images. We are working on a wedding from Phipps Mansion and I really wanted to share these images. The bride and groom decided to do a “first look” before the ceremony so we could get their portraits done ahead of time. The couple chose to do a first look so that they could still have those feelings and emotions of seeing each other for the first time. It’s a beautiful experience for the couple and yields some beautiful emotional images. So back to the third angle. Usually 2 photographers can get everything unless there is a backside “special image”. In this case in through the mansion and on the backside of the gate. We sent our wonderful and talented assistant Charlotte to the back side to get these images. These images are both artistic and candid at the same time. Without that third hand the couple would never have seen these images. Both images were shot through the gate. The gate has two openings. One showed the groom and the other the bride, almost seconds apart.
Real moments, caught without them knowing. Being able to see how you felt at that exact moment I believe will be priceless in the years to come.