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Cape light: Jamie + Aaron and listening to what your client wants

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Warm ocean breezes and late Summer Cape light greeted me as I met Jamie and Aaron for their engagement shoot in New Seabury near Mashpee. I love late afternoon shoots and almost always try to take advantage of this beautiful time of day for engagement photos whether in a city location like Boston or in a more rustic setting. We started out in jeans and beach wear in the dunes and seagrass along the beach then found some great sunset light. We even enlisted a few young boys to row me out on the water for a fresh perspective on a great photo spot.

Jamie had some ideas for the shoot in her head and kept telling me that I can do whatever I want as long as I get this one shot for her. She had in her mind the idea of her and Aaron sitting on the overturned sailboat somewhere on the beach with the seagrass behind them. I’ve worked with art directors and editors my whole career and told Jamie we’d try to create the image she had in mind. We worked at it for about 30 minutes moving the boat here and there. We worked on their position and expressions and then added in some golden fill light from the reflector to give the final shot its warm Summer glow.

I think it is important to connect with my clients and always encourage them to tell me what they want. Some clients are very specific and others just say, “We trust you; do what you do.” I’ll always do what I do–and for the most part that is why they hire me but there is a certain satisfaction when you show the client the image on the back of the camera and she says, “That is exactly how I pictured it!”

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Lauren & Steven at New Seabury and Popponesset Inn

Beautiful twilight is everything in this shot as Steve and Lauren pose for in impromptu portrait.

In Greek myth, Narcissus was a beautiful young man who rejected all potential lovers, but then tragically fell in love with his own reflection in a pool. Why start a blog like that? Because this is all about Steven–and the simple fact that as beautiful, athletic, sensitive and intelligent as he may be–he is also smart enough to know that Lauren trumps any reflection.  Never have I met a man so completely comfortable with himself and so full of self-love that his mere presence is infectious to all around him.   Most men could never come close to pulling this off  as he can shift between utter machismo and emotionally feminine without skipping a beat. Its takes a special kind of woman to match this stride for stride and Lauren is the perfect fit.

Lauren and Steven chose the magnificent resort at New Seabury and the Popponesset Country Club for their wedding reception.  The last time I was here for a wedding 3 groomsmen went skinny dipping in front of all the wedding guests so I was ready for anything this time. Maybe its the salt air but this wedding had an energy that rocked us all night long. I tend to think that the force field that surrounds these two special people could power a small city–as evidenced below. Enjoy. I certainly did.

The Dress and The Beach.

The hardware.

The girls approve.

Paparazzi.

Dudes on parade.

Cute. Beautiful. Simple.

 

The Church - Christ the King Church in Mashpee.

 

Proud Papa and his girl.

 

Makin' it official--put a ring on it!

 

Running the gauntlet with flags a flyin'...

 

And high-fivin', fist bumping and smilin' all the way.

 

The family #1.

Family # 1A.

Love in the Marketplace at Popponesset.

More Marketplace--so many kitschy things to take advantage of in here.

The local watering hole.

The Gang, Posse, Entourage, etc.

JCVD!

Playing poker--totally staged but fun none-the-less.

Men.

Women!

Battery powered love machine.

 

Perfect light.

Perfectly comfortable holding his girl's purse or her bouquet.

Sunset kisses.

Even works in BW.

Hand-in-hand together in Life.

 

How they really are.

 

More natural beauty.

Details, details...

...details...

Pumping up the energy waiting on the main attraction.

No strings attached and he has no harness.

Everybody got into the act.

Dancing with Dad.

 

And Mom.

 

An embarrassment of dessert riches provided the fuel.

For the madness that ensued--no dress malfunction here.

 

This guy is at every wedding.

 

Little bro getting some air!

Party rock.

Not a great shot but I had to submit it as evidence that Steven could bring it!

Signature cocktail: The Perfect Pair Lemonade (vodka + raspberry pink lemonade) 🙂

 

Thanks guys for making this fun!

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The Guy the Most Interesting Man in the World dreams about

USK modeling "it" at a recent wedding on the Cape (seriously who can pull that outfit together like him and shoot stellar pix?)

Seriously, Just one of my stellar X students from VJ following a long and stately list of grads that have shot with us.  After mentoring them all year I know them very well. He’s one of the Best of the Best.  His PJ/VJ work is on another level. Check him out here: http://archive.uskphoto.com/about/ .  We’ve him for the Summer then you’ll probably see his by-line in Time or NYTimes from Afghanistan or the Far East.  Will post up some of his wedding stuff soon.

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