Thursday, November 3, 2011

My 1st Engagement Shoot {Try New Adventures Thursday!}

Two sweet friends of ours, recently engaged, asked me to take some engagement photos for them.

Exciting!

Scary.

I took the plunge. After putting photography on the shelf during the beginning of my pregnancy, I'm ready to brush off my beginner skills and work on improving behind the camera.

I think we all felt a little awkward at the beginning of the photoshoot, but by the end everyone had relaxed...and I actually took one of my favorite pictures after we had decided to call it quits. Here are a few of the already-edited shots:

Engagement

Forever engagement

Engagement

engagement

engagement

I'm looking forward to editing the rest!

A few things I learned for next time:
  • Tell the clients not to wear white. Sometimes it can create a bad glare!
  • Remember to take time to let the clients change clothes, brush hair, and re-apply lipstick around mid-shoot, if desired.
All of the pictures were taken with my Canon Rebel XS, using the 18-55 mm kit lens. Over the next week, I'll be watching the mail like a hawk, because I just ordered my next lens!! The 50 mm f/1.8. I can't wait to try it out. :)
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17 comments:

  1. Wow, you did a great job on their pictures! I'm no photographer myself, but they look great and professional to me!

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  2. These are great, Alicia! You really did a fabulous job!

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  3. They look amazing! You have a real eye for photography. :) I love the scrabble letters.

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  4. Awesome pictures! You did an amazing job!

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  5. I love the Scrabble letters, too :) All of the pictures look great and you captured the happiness on their faces well. Now if only you lived closer... :)

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  6. They must be very happy with these pictures; you did an amazing job! Love Amelie

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  7. Whose idea was it to do the Scrabble letters? Love it!

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  8. So creative and very talented! I would totally hire you if you lived here in TN. Way to go!

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  9. I love the Scrabble piece picture! Very creative!

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  10. Thanks for your encouragement, ya'll! I have to give pinterest all the credit for giving me the scrabble letters idea...

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  11. Alicia, the pictures look awesome!! Cute couple too =).

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  12. wow they are awesome!! the black and white one is my favourite :)

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  13. Hey, great photos, what program do you use to edit them in?

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  14. @Jessica, I use Photoshop Elements 9. :D

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