I enjoyed a delightful day with Brooke and TJ at Patapsco State Park, near the railroad bridge, railroad tunnel, and industrial complex. The backdrop was just the perfect setting for dimensional texture and artistic variety you want to have for old-style grungy look. And don’t let TJ fool you: he is a teady bear. And Brooke is a beautiful bride-to-be. Her smile lights the the room, yes, even outside. I try to explore with my clients what their personality best feels like and shoot images that best creates the mood they are in. I try to mix a little bit of Candid/PJ (photojournalism) with some staged images when I do engagements. This is less the case when I do their wedding (or yours?). I aim not to create a mood, but to capture it in the moment as it authentically happens. You see, a true photojournalist never ever never sets or adjusts the scene. Never. He or she simply captures it for what it is. He or she wants you to be “camera unaware”. I want to capture the moment as YOU saw it, as YOU remember it, and document that for you. So that in 20 years from now, you will look at the pictures and say to your husband, “Hey honey, look at this. Do you remember when we walked along the beach with me on your shoulders and I started slipping off almost falling into the water?” The image would have capture that so precisely, that no set up or staging is required. And to do that, a good photographer is at the ready like a good soldier. I know my camera. The camera is ready to aim and fire (not stopping to change the lens, or adjust the settings, etc.). And bang! I capture the moment that will never ever come back.
Enjoy these images of Brooke and TJ. I admit, some of the effects were in camera, some were in Lightroom and Photoshop. If you want me to serve you and wow you on your wedding day or engagement photo session, give me (Trans4mation Photography) a call at 443-267-8250.