Friday, May 28, 2010

First Wedding of the Season

This is the first wedding of my 2010 summer season. Actually, it's the first one I've done since January, which is a break courtesy of the Olympic Games, which shut everything in town down for the entire winter. These guys were a lot of fun to work with, and really made for great photos.

Tech Stuff:
It was an overcast day with some light rain, which made for nice soft light, and not much need for any flash. The Edgewater Lodge is a great place to photograph a wedding, because it gives you a real range of locations and backgrounds, all within a short walk of the main lodge.

Camera: Nikon D700
Lenses: AF-S Nikon 28-70 and AF-S Nikon 70-200
Lighting: Natural

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Le Bouffon

I really enjoyed doing the story on Trilby Jeeves and her Buffoonery classes, the one thing were missing was a shot Trilby in character. A couple of weeks later I was able to catch up with her after one of her acting workshops, in her character, Madam rouge.

A wide view of the lighting I used for these shots. There's also a kicker out of view to camera right.

Tech Stuff:
I used two Alien Bee lights, one with a 22 inch dish on it, and the other with just a bare reflector as a kicker.

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: AF-S Nikon 28-70
Lighting: Alien Bees B1600 x2

Friday, May 14, 2010

Alexandra and Zachary's B'nai Mitzvah

Alexandra and Zachary with some of their school friends
I've been doing wedding and event photography for over 13 years full time, and I've never had the opportunity to photograph a Bar Mitzvah (or in this case a B'nai Mitzvah, a Bar Mitzvah for twins) until now. I have to say it was a complete blast.

The Olympics on, my wedding business has been pretty much shut down since January. This was a really nice event to do, and it also got me ready for weddings, which start up again in June.

Alexandra and Zachary's dad Jack had a terrific party at the Whistler four Seasons Hotel.

Everyone danced well into the night.