Regardless on if I’m shooting a fashion shoot, portraits or a wedding, it’s always healthy to just walk the premises with a camera and get some angles. It’s almost zen-like: standing in the room and pre-visualizing what is about to take place can be extremely powerful.
The practical and the imagined meet at this moment and things such as camera angles, light and props will become evident, but what is most important is to scout, whether you do this days ahead of time or just the day before, like this I can sleep on it and dream about it.
The above shot was recently taken two days before a fashion shoot in Tuscany. We were able to build a concept around the idea of how the light fell on the hedges, but ultimately changed the angle.
Popular Photography Magazine goes behind the scenes in an interview with Christian where he reveals some of the secrets of his craft, from the lenses he uses to the details that catch his eye.
Check out the article in the June 2011 issue of Popular Photography on stands now.
Every now and then I get to shoot some cool celebrities. Last week I shot Ric Ocasek from the Cars for the New York Times Magazine. The shoot took place during a break of the rehearsals at the Gibson Showroom in Midtown. Ric was very calm and professional and a genuinely nice person to work with. He made my job really easy as he had done so many shoots in his career.
Link to article: The Return of Ric Ocasek
photography by: Meredith Davenport
Twah and Tim wanted a mini-destination with a location that represented both of them. The North Fork provided a perfect beach setting with a mix of city glamour. The couple used grey, burlap and soft peaches for their color scheme.
The bride walked down the the Isle to Michael Buble’s “Everything”. The start of the ceremony set the mood and expectation of the whole day…fun, relaxed, personal but classically elegant.
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Venue: Private Vineyard Estate, New York's North Fork
Bride's Dress: Reem Acra
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Groom's Suit: Tom Ford
Veil/Head Piece: Bride's Head Revisited
Music: Ray Jarrell Entertainment
Cake: Sacred Sweets
Flowers: Landscape Adventures
Catering: Ross Schaudel
Guests Hotel Welcom Bags: Sarah's Gracious Goodies
Invitation & Paper Goods: Designed and created by the bride.
Twah and Tim's wedding is also featured on Style Me Pretty.