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Featured: 'Today's Engagement Session' by Vincepad

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Vincepad, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. Vincepad

    Vincepad TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 29, 2013
    I do a fair number of weddings and engagement sessions, so I don't usually share the pictures publicly. Today, however, I had such a wonderful time with a wonderful couple, that I thought I'd share. These two were high school sweethearts, and have been together for six or seven years now. They were game for anything I suggested, and seemed to have a terrific time.

    These were all shot with an a7, an a6000, a Sony 10-18, a Sony Zeiss 55, and a EF Sony 70-200 G.

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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Very nice. Looks like a happy couple.
     
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  3. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    Very well done. I especially like #11... the motion blur makes it look like time is standing still for them.
     
  4. Vincepad

    Vincepad TalkEmount Regular

    165
    Dec 29, 2013
    Thanks! I do a fair number of these, and they're always happy, but these two obviously had something different than most of my couples. They're pretty awesome.
     
  5. Vincepad

    Vincepad TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 29, 2013
    Thanks! That's what I was going for! People kept feeling bad that they were getting in my shot (never mind that that's what we were going for). I ended up compositing three shots to get this one.
     
  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Really nice set of photos! Couple should be very pleased with the results
     
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  7. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    Hey Vince! Lovely set. I really like the overall rich/contrasty tone to the set.
    I'll have to get you to do some for the Wife and I when we are next stateside ;)
    All the best.
     
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  8. christilou

    christilou TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 26, 2012
    Surrey, UK
    Christina
    These are lovely and exactly convey the feeling of coupledom :)
     
  9. Pitter

    Pitter TalkEmount Veteran

    I like how they look like they don't know they're being photographed in many of the shots.
     
  10. Vincepad

    Vincepad TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 29, 2013
    Thanks José! That would be a blast! :)
     
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  11. Vincepad

    Vincepad TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 29, 2013
    Thanks. I like to put my subjects into a situation and then give them something to do. For example, I'll have them sit in a certain position and them tell them to talk about their first date, or when they knew that they needed to be together or something. Then I'll just wait and shoot as appropriate. I'll also do some posing to get specific shots (the ones of the engagement ring, for example), but by and large, I try to keep the pictures natural looking. I guess you could say that the circumstances are manufactured, but that the interactions are genuine and spontaneous.
     
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  12. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    This is so good. You and the couple did a great job in preserving the feeling of candor.
     
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  13. mnhoj

    mnhoj TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 19, 2013
    Well done.
     
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  14. Woody112704

    Woody112704 TalkEmount Rookie

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    Jan 28, 2014
    Great series! Glad to see some more of your stuff. You do wonderful work.
     
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  15. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    Congrats on the feature thread :)
     
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  16. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Eric
    Rich/contrasty...yeah that's it. Great set...really liked #1 and #10 myself.
     
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  17. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
    Ohio
    Matt
    makes me wanna pop the question myself! excellent advertising for such a cherished moment!
     
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  18. Lyn

    Lyn New to TalkEmount

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    Feb 3, 2015
    I really like #8 where both are laughing. A very engaging photo
     
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  19. scinkk

    scinkk TalkEmount Regular

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    Jan 9, 2013
    Czech Republic
    really great series :)
     
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