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Engagement session

Benny Angene

New member
Hello, here is a photo from an engagement session that I did a while back. Any suggestions?

Thanks!








 
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Doug Kerr

Active member
Hi, Benny

Hello, here is a photo from an engagement session that I did a while back. Any suggestions?
For openers. I would suggest that the images you post here not be any wider than about 800 px so the viewers don't have to scroll around them to see all the parts.

Best regards,

Doug
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
I had no idea that that was the issue, LOL, but I kept on having to shrink it to see it fully!

Good catch, Doug!
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Hello, here is a photo from an engagement session that I did a while back. Any suggestions?

Thanks!

Hi Bennie,

First the picture is delightful and the choice of clothes with is just so civil and fun. I like her simple but cultivated dress style, almost formal.

I would, myself want to crop away the empty space on the left as it brings no extra worth or strength to an already pleasent picture. It is always good to allow the extra space for a woman's flowing hair, curves or clothes.

Please share more so we get to see their full faces in different situations.


But for sure the couple will be thrilled. BTW, for those suspenders, seek out extra wide ones!

Asher
 
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Benny Angene

New member
Thank you everyone for your thoughts, I appreciate it. Also, sorry about the picture being too wide for most screens. I'll fix that next time. Thanks!
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Hi Bennie,

I have, with your permission, added a smaller version for those of us who are screen challenged! :)


Asher
 

Benny Angene

New member
The couple is of Cuban descent and there fore some of the clothes were chosen based on the fact that they wanted a Cuban themed wedding so we went with some Cuban type dress for the engagement photography as well. I find that being relaxed and natural opens the way for the couple to be natural as well. Nobody is really ever natural in front of a camera so this goes a long way to having a great couple to shoot.

Here are more photos from the series and one from the wedding.

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Michael Ritter

New member
Hi Bennie,

First the picture is delightful and the choice of clothes with is just so civil and fun. I like her simple but cultivated dress style, almost formal.

I would, myself want to crop away the empty space on the left as it brings no extra worth or strength to an already pleasent picture. It is always good to allow the extra space for a woman's flowing hair, curves or clothes.

Please share more so we get to see their full faces in different situations.


But for sure the couple will be thrilled. BTW, for those suspenders, seek out extra wide ones!

Asher
I love the vintage style pictures!
 

Doug Kerr

Active member
Hi, Benny,

"A camera doesn't make a person a wedding photographer no more [sic] than a garage makes a person a car" - Unknown​

Sure. Still, it's always best to have a camera along when shooting a wedding.

In any case, beautiful work.

Best regards,

Doug
 

Roshni Patel

New member
Hey Benny,

Great job with Great Shots!! I love the way the images are captured along with background and clothes that suits the theme perfectly. Nice wedding session.

Regards
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Welcome back, Roshni!

Glad you brought back attention to these happy wedding photographs. They do deserve looking at again. We can bathe in this joy!

Asher
 

Marius Pavell

New member
Great expression. BUT! Look at her legs, you can see the celulite! That isn't great. You must photoshop them or crop the images
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Great expression. BUT! Look at her legs, you can see the celulite! That isn't great. You must photoshop them or crop the images
Marius,

In commenting, think of the fact that potential buyers and clients for weddings are watching here too. I would focus on positive comments and leave even valid negative comments to

1. Those you you know and where there is a request for your full unreserved opinion

2. Private correspondence with the photographer, if he or she already knows you.

3. Being “right” doesn’t qualify us to “take bread of someone else’s table”, so like when we plan to touch someone’s face, hands or body, one needs some definitive sign of consent.

Now I happen to celebrate beauty as it’s packaged by God, nature or happenstance. When we try to perfect everything we endanger the human spirit, for these deviations are actually part of the inherent status of life and balance.

I happen to delight in these pictures and would hire Benny Angene in an instant and trust his judgement. He celebrates the pulse of the joyous couple and that’s the entire point of the wedding photographer, recording that for posterity!

Variations in everything allow us to exercise choice.

Asher
 

Doug Kerr

Active member
Hi, James,

Welcome aboard.

This is a really strong image that I am sure your clients will love. The only thing I might suggest is the guy puts his hand on hers but I am really nit picking here ! Great shot!
His hands may have been busy elsewhere at the time.

Best regards,

Doug
 
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