Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Surfing Groom

Downtown Night ImageIt's rare that you find wedding couples who really want something totally unique for their wedding. Chad and Kristen's first request when we met was photographers who could really express their fun personalities and spirit in their photos! - They wanted an urban style engagement session downtown Austin Texas with bold colors, fun night-life atmosphere, low light, pool tables, oh... and maybe something on a lake as both love boating and Chad is really into Wake-surfing. Chad the groom surfs upto the boat
We split their photo session into two events - One downtown, and one on the lake at Marble Falls. With their wedding less than 2 weeks away, a fast turn around of images would be necessary. The
downtown session was our top priority as this is where we would pull an image for Chad and Kristen's reception cards. This FREE wedding favor is a small glossy printed business card that has a photo of the couple on the front and a shameless self promotion of their wedding photo website on the back. We introduced this free service last year and everyone loves it! The lake photo shoot was a bit more of a challenge as we needed to anticipate changing lighting conditions as we move about the lake from shade to sun, sun glare etc, dealing with the movement of the boat, water etc... We started the day at 8:00 AM to minimize the harsh light that would come from an afternoon session and had a great time. We brought our boat along as well which gave us the opportunity to capture some unique "long lens" shots. This select photo of the groom, Chad, "Surfing" up to Kristen with flowers and Champagne was what we were after. We will post the photos from entire boating/wake-surfing session after the wedding, but for now we wanted to get this image out quickly to share with all - enjoy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've seen some "GREAT" photo's from Ray and Debra. I've got to say this is "The Best" yet. I can't wait to see the rest of the photo's after the wedding.

Fairfax, Virginia