Friday, June 23, 2006

Holly & Roy's Engagement Portraits







Roy and Holly will be married in July at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana and so we wanted to get together before the wedding for an engagement session (giving us plenty of time to get a print ready for display on the day).

Roy suggested that we do the session at the Artist's Village about a mile or so from the Bowers and it's a great little historic district that is blocked to vehicle traffic. Lots of neat old brick buildings, some outdoor cafes, and a bit of an urban feel.

These are 3 of my favorite images from the session which I thought was fantastic! Roy and Holly are very comfortable in front of the camera and they are both very photogenic. I am looking forward to the wedding, I know it will be spectacular.

We planned to meet around 6 pm the day of the shoot which turned out to be just about the right time. Now, with sunset around 8 pm, shooting later stacks the deck in our favor from a photographic standpoint. The light tends to be lower in the sky, and the actual color temperature of the light is warmer so it's very flattering.

We also had some great areas of shade in which to work and that is also flattering light for pleasing portraits.

If you would like to see more of the images from the session, please go here

6 Comments:

Blogger Ruth Anne Adams said...

Re: Their shoes...
He's a little bit Converse
She's a little bit Manolo.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Ruth Anne Adams said...

BTW: I love the fountain shots. Those are awesome.

What an eye you have!

3:59 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Paul,
Your work is always so amazing. You have such a gift with people and it shows through your work.

All the best,
Michelle

4:15 PM  
Blogger Robert Hammar said...

Nice shots! The couple must be very pleased to the pictures.

Very best!

Robert Hammar

8:38 PM  
Blogger Million Dollar Mary said...

thanks for posting....fun to see. I, too, would agree with Ruthie....I absolutely LOVE the fountain shots...you are SUCH an artist. I'm sure when Stefanie sees them...she'll say, "Mom, Uncle Paul is DEFINITELY doing my engagement photos!!" A girl can never plan enough.

Love ya,
Mary

5:50 AM  
Blogger Paul Gero said...

Mary...just give her a chance to get out of high school first!! grin

8:43 AM  

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