Yesterday I posted a quick video about how I was heading out to do a fun test shoot with a new girl and trying out some shots with a new makeup artist as well (new to me). It was definitely a lot of fun!
The rain held off which was a great thing as we know electronic equipment doesn’t find the rain as much fun as I do. We started out on the top of a parking deck with Scranton in the background. After a bunch of shooting up there (and only one beauty dish biting the dust due to the wind, despite two sand bags), I ventured with her down into the streets of Scranton as well for a little bit more playing around.
I believe in doing these fun test shoots once in a while just as a way of continually educating myself, pushing my limits, and most importantly keeping the creative juices flowing. It is so important. And especially when you photograph as I do, striving for all one of a kind images. That is why so many wedding and portrait photographers today have been stuck in a rut taking the same 10 photos that they have taken for the past 30 years at a wedding.
The couples that book me for their weddings, want something completely different, new, fresh, and creative. Which is why I am constantly working to improve and come up with new ideas!
Enjoy a few images from the session as I am currently still editing a bunch of others.
Makeup by Maria Bonacuse, Wardrobe by Express