We have been really eager to share these images, already for 2011 we have had some exceptional models to shoot, worked with some of our favorite wedding professionals, and most importantly had great workshop attendees who inspire us in a major way to share what we love.
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Allow me to introduce our gorgeous friends and models for this year, Desiree Delia, Carla Ten Eyck, and Suzanne Mancheski. Give these ladies some love and leave a comment below.
So…March, April and June.
The March Workshop | location: the patriot garage located in downtown danbury, ct
different weather, different locations, different models, different results. I am always amazed by the unique dynamic of each off camera flash photography workshop that we teach. We cover the same material, tweak our presentation slightly if needed, but still…no two are alike. The personalities of the attendees and models have a huge impact on the tone of the day – and so far this year we have been really fortunate to have such a great time teaching.
Our intentions are always to have the shooting portion of our lighting workshop outside, using off camera flash on location is really what differentiates our style and what most photographers come to learn. Especially as wedding photographers, we need to be problem solvers when we are faced with unpredictable variables (including weather). We started our shooting at Meeker’s Hardware, a favorite historic spot on White Street in Danbury. Unfortunately, as soon as we all unloaded our gear it started to rain, and we made the quick decision to shoot in a nearby parking garage which can be an awesome blank slate to shoot in…when you have LIGHT.
Below Lam demonstrates the leap he wants our model to take for his shot, showing your model what you want them to do is often easier than verbalizing it. It also makes you realize pretty quickly if you are being realistic, if I feel too awkward or silly doing it then I can’t ask someone else to do it. Check out a few of Lam’s shots here that he posted on Facebook.
I love this next picture of Eileen Broderick, totally cute in her orange coat! Definitely check out Eileen’s work and blog post about her experience at our workshop…she shared some really sweet words and we were totally impressed with the images she captured of Desiree.
The April Workshop | location: the candlewood inn on candlewood lake in brookfield, ct | carla’s hair and makeup by stacey of blush couture | video shot by matt fink of digital media odyssey
If you do not know this next lady, you need to, end of story. Carla’s Hartford photography studio, Carla Ten Eyck Photography is a force to be reckoned with in professional photography, we are lucky to consider her our very close friend, and couldn’t have been more pumped to photograph her at our April workshop. Huge thanks to the Candlewood Inn for allowing us to infiltrate their property for the day, my talented sister Stacey who made Carla even more gorg with great hair and makeup, and also thanks to Matt of Digital Media Odyssey for your time and video coverage of the workshop. Below, Carla and Matt (who just met) bonded immediately while cracking up at Eric’s sarcasm – I was happy that at least two other people (besides me) were laughing so hard at his jokes.
The June Workshop | location: brookfield public works in brookfield, ct | suzanne’s makeup by MAC at the danbury fair mall
Suzanne was such a trooper, I am not exaggerating that it was probably 95 degrees on the day of this June workshop. I don’t know about you, but when I am sweating standing in one place it is pretty hard to turn it on for the camera – but she totally killed it and did not complain once. I cannot thank our peeps, Rob O’Brien, Joanne Vandal, and Janet Taub enough for their time, and for contributing so much to our studio on every level.
So, our shooting was a complete blast. We were all loving the sky, the crazy color of the buses, Suze was doing a great job…and then I realized something.
OMG, this whole time we were posing Suzanne in front of the SHORT BUS. Not that it was necessarily a bad thing (although it has been the punch line of more than one derogatory joke) I found it completely hysterical that in a lot of 50 school buses, we chose “The Short Bus” section to pose our model in front of….only us :)
One of our favorite things about off camera flash photography is freezing movement…this is so freaking cool. come on?!
Check Rob out on the White Lighting…LIKE A BOSS!
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