My niece, Christie, loves doing shoots with me and vice versa. She’s awesome. She works the camera and is up for whatever I suggest. We talked about doing a Rock the Dress session, I think even before the wedding! About a year plus following her wedding, we finally got to do it. Wow. The light couldn’t have been more perfect that day, the scenes were so cool and as I said – Christie was up for anything (even getting into the freezing cold water). Maybe it’s because she’s an artist, but she totally sees my vision (has a great one of her own) and even catches things that I might miss. I loved this session! Girls – it’s a must, if you want to put on that gown, again, and rock it like Christie did.
I’d like to add, too, that the effects you see below were done in camera. Everyone thinks I’m some kind of photoshop wizard and I’m really not. It always cracks me up when someone says – can you add a person to this photo or add this background? Sorry, I’m sure there are people who can, but I’m not one of them. Of course, I know how to use photoshop. It’s essential to remove blemishes and do the occasional head swap (when you have super large groups and somebody blinks!). But I’d rather consider myself a camera wizard – which is a must for any photographer – there are some things you just can’t fix in photoshop. So, anyway, the effect you see in some of these images is from a cool lens my husband got me. It’s called Lensbaby! I love it when it comes to adding some blur to an image. It’s super fun! It’s not easy, but when you find that “sweet spot” (the part of the image you want in focus) – the results are pretty amazing.
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