Oh hey, guys! Remember me? I had some downtime on this lovely (though quite hot) Sunday afternoon, so I thought I'd blog these photos from a practice shoot. I am involved with a group of local portrait and wedding photographers on Facebook. We encourage and help each other as much as we can, and it's kind of the best thing ever. I LOVE the folks in that group, and it is so much fun when we can get together and just hang out and do what we enjoy. One of the photographers, Tracye, organized a little practice shoot at her church with one of her former brides. It was a way for us to work with some lighting setups as well as find interesting places to do a portrait in a church with limited lighting.
I tend to use natural light or a single flash unit, but I broke out the Alien Bee with my huge Octobox for some of these. It was fun! It's probably still a little much for me to set up at a wedding (as if I don't have enough things to think about already), but I want to incorporate lights into bridal shoots more often for sure!
LOVE the drama in this one
So far this has been the only photoshoot that the group has done together, but we do try to get together for meals and "workshop" type learning sessions when we can. We also end up shooting weddings together a lot, which is fantastic! Can you tell I love my fellow photographers? I look forward to many more years shooting in West Tennessee alongside them.