Daily Archives: July 18, 2010

Ashley and Kevin

Ashley and Kevin fell into my life literally and figuratively both. Kevin’s uncle is a great family photographer and was all set to photograph the wedding when he fell and broke his elbow leaving him unable to lift his camera. So when Ashley and Kevin called me they were in sort of a panic. After chatting on the phone I told them that friends help out friends in need and while they weren’t my friends yet I planned to make it that way so was glad to help! And I believe that I have made some excellent friends. I am glad to have had the opportunity to photograph their special day! (minus the accident of course so sorry to Kevin’s uncle) They are wonderful people but if you are family or friends reading this you already know that don’t you…

It started out at the Hampton Inn at South County Commons for the Bride Here is their website

Then we went to St. Thomas More in Narragansett for the Ceremony Here is their website

and finished the day at Quidnessett CC for the beautiful reception Here is their website

How to create a beautiful wedding portrait

Here is a beautiful portrait RIGHT out of my camera. NO adjustments at all on the test shot or the final version.

I saw a big window with some nice afternoon/evening light coming through but the curtains were big and unmoving so I had Kevin the Groom step in as my assistant and hold the curtains back. then I took a test shot to see what it looked like

beautiful light but WAY dark on one side so I had Stacey my assistant come in with a reflector and bounce a little light just off camera to my right and fill in that other side here are two photos from my iPhone showing the set up.

My settings on the final shot were ISO 250, Aperature 2.8, Shutter 1/50th

and again this is straight out of my camera

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