A Special Engagement

May 13, 2010

This shoot is special because it is my own son and his fiance.  We had great fun over at a local location: the village of Savage, MD, including Carroll Baldwin Hall, the Savage Green, Savage Mill and Bollman Bridge. It is one of my favorite places to shoot.  Here are few that I liked without too much fiddling:

What I learned from this shoot:
  • Cloudy days are awesome! We shot these starting at about 5:30 pm on an overcast day. The sun could be seen as a bright spot in the sky, but it was perfectly diffused and we could shoot anywhere without worrying about shadows.  I was able to shoot at 200 ISO and still have my shutter speed wherever I wanted it. 
  • I do like the Canon f/2.8 24-70 zoom lens that I rented for this shoot. I think it might be the one to set my sights on because it has enough of a wide angle, but the 70 mm is a nice focal length for portraits. I'm going to rent an 85 mm prime just to be sure, but today, between the rental lens and my 70-200, I felt like my camera was an extension of my body. I could get exactly the images I was imagining. I really felt a sense of flow during this shoot.  I made 575 images and so far still have 192 that I really like. 


  1. GORGEOUS! Both the pictures and that girl he found! Nice job. It's so fun to do people you love!

  2. Wow! She's really cute and the pictures all turned out great. Where were you when I need my engagement photos taken?


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