This was one of our favorite weddings Scott and I did together as a team last season at the Resort at Squaw Creek. It was an intimate wedding with families coming together from two cultures, Viktoriya comes from a Russian Jewish background and Adam comes from an Hispanic Catholic background. They reside in the LA area and are both in the film industry on the lighting and make up side of things, so needless to say, their wedding photography was very important to them. When we met with them before the wedding, we all knew that we were a perfect fit for them. They wanted documentary style imagery with a fine art touch as well. When Scott and I work together on a wedding, I spend the whole pre ceremony time with the girls, capturing the getting ready images and some bridal portraits, and Scott hangs out with the guys, doing the same. Then as the day progresses through the ceremony and reception, we work together, yet shoot from different physical locations, using our own unique “eye” and different equipment from each other to document the day as it unfolds. We have a system that we use as far as who covers what and how, so that our couples get a unique complete record of their wedding day from two experienced, professional photographers.
Viktoriya is a make up artist in the film industry, so I wanted to take some extra time to get several make up detail shots for her. The middle image has a boost in contrast with a slight grain added to give it the look of film.
I used my 85 1.8 lens for the image on the left, done inside her room, which is focused perfectly on her beautiful long eyelashes. The photo on the right is taken in a nice large patch of Indian Paintbrush that usually blooms at the end of June to mid July at the Resort at Squaw Creek.
Scott spent a good portion of the early afternoon with Adam and his guys.
Adam was a fairly serious guy, but Scott was able to loosen him up enough to get some laughter out of him and capture some nice images on the fence in Squaw Valley.
When Scott and I work together, I do the main portraits from a straight on perspective, while Scott is able to capture the “in between” moments like these as he stands off to the side with his 70-200 2.8 lens.
This is one of Scott’s lovely images taken with a lens baby. Adam and Viktoriya were naturals at ignoring the camera while sharing some quiet moments together, which allows us to capture romantic images like this one.
A few of Monique’s images with some “polishing” effects to compliment these romantic moments.
Scott’s image shot with an infrared digital camera, which gives the foliage the glowy, whitish look.