Sunday, September 6, 2009

Jax Shoot Club (first shootout engagement & bridal portraits.)

Last month, Melanie and Brad from La Dolce Vita Studio and Kara and Jeremy from Kara Pennington Photography teamed up to organize the first ever Jax Shoot Club shootout in downtown Jacksonville. Probably close to 40 area photographers (and some from as far as Orlando and Valdosta) came to shoot together, share tips and ideas, and get to know those that we've "known" forever online, but had not met in person. :) A great time was had by all, and I'm sure I'm not the only one that can't wait for this month's shootout!

The Jax Shoot Club Blog will be live very soon, and will showcase the best shots from attending photographers.

Major thanks go out to pro makeup artist Faythe Mesic for providing the killer hair and makeup for our models!
The bridal bouquets were provided by Anything With Plants and Flowers, and Lauren's (solo bride) gown was provided by Solutions Bridal of Gainesville. Her dress was by designer Alvina Valenta (style #9700) and her veil was by Lori London (style #VM95).

Julianne and Greg, our awesome engagement couple. Mel took our group on a little walk off the beaten path and away from the other groups so we could shoot them under the Main Street Bridge overpass.

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For this shot, I had my 580EXII triggered by Pocket Wizards resting on top of an electrical box under the overpass. Mel stepped in for a shot and her head was blocking my flash, but I rather like the shadow dropoff effect on their legs. Breaks it up a bit. :)

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Sasssssy Julianne!

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Kelly and Chris, our bride and groom.
Helloooooo romance. :) <3

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(Bet some of you don't even remember what the skyline looked like BEFORE that bridge!)

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And Lauren, our solo bride. She was so full of personality, so naturally I have many more shots of her.

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This was a full length shot, but I liked the details of the cropped version better.

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The hand-colored vintage look.

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Tail end of sunlight

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And it wouldn't be trigger happy without at least one really unnatural dark crazy weirdly photoshopped shot. ;D

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Kat said...

that last bride is total radness - i hope to blog them soon!

Jess Cumbie said...

that cropped shot.... ah mazing.... I rarely read the body of a blog and I looked at it and thought to myself I bet she cropped that to look that way cause it's rather square lookin then I read the caption above..... it's my fav!!!! You have a love affair with shoes, they are seriously my fav shots from you!!!!

pink coffee photoart said...

i love your wide shots-that first one is my fav. and of course i really like the last one too-it's such a "tara" image!!

Bludsworth Studios said...

Amazing off camera lighting!!!

Sentimental Visions Photography said...

Loooove it!!!