Thursday, August 23, 2007

liora + michael










To cap off my super duper weekend of shooting I met up with Liora & Michael in their stomping grounds of beautiful Boston. It was threatening to rain the whole time and of course as luck would have it as soon as I parked it down poured like crazy! Me and my precious gear remained dry, thank you very much! So we all chilled out in their apartment for a bit with Michael checking the radar on his computer- the storm passed in about 10 minutes, thankfully, and we were off on our whirlwind shoot! Now, no matter how many times I try to explain to my current and potential clients what my engagement shoots are like, it never seems to sink in until it is your turn! Everyone seems to think that every other client I post about is that much more comfortable in front of the camera, and yes, I have had the pleasure of photographing some of those kinds of very rare people! But all in all I mostly have couples that are a bit uncomfortable being photographed- that is until we work together! :) I try to make my engagement sessions something new and fun and relaxing- where we all end up laughing and having a great time while I really capture your chemistry together. In the end, creating some beautiful images. Well, I can't say how much I LOVE these shots that I am posting from this shoot. I feel like they embody so much of what I am trying to get from my clients- pure emotion, fine art, real moments- bodies of work that I would be proud to hang on my wall. Liora & Michael were so open and real with me- in meeting with me previously I had to be just as open with them- my 2 year old daughter Georgie had to be in our very first meeting before we booked and they were so cool about it! We had the best time going all around Boston, sweating it out, because it was SO muggy and hot! But in the end, so worth it- we capped off the night with an amazing Italian meal in the North End at a great Restaurant called Fiore's. What a night! So here you are, sister, hope you can see how truly beautiful you are and how clearly, deeply and whole heartedly in love you both are with each other! Thanks for sharing yourselves with me!

10 comments:

Jaime said...

I'm so jealous of your clients - they get to spend quality time with you and I don't. Waaaaaaaaa. Love the photos.

Jaime said...

P.S. I wanna see more photos of your monkeys.

Heather Colt said...

amazing! your great carla... who wouldn't love you

nikki nicole photography said...

love the textures you are including in your photos now wow

Mary Bess said...

omg! I love the one with the feet and the reflection!! hot hot hot!

Teresa Wagner said...

Amazing girl! As always you blow me away.

Jason Lanier said...

Doing the engagement shots is such a great way to get the couple comfortable in front of the camera. Makes the wedding day even better. Do you feel like you make a connection on that first shoot, both of you learning each others styles (how you photograph and how they like to be photographed), and developing a relationship that makes the wedding day photography so smooth?

Orchard Cove Photography said...

Love all but foot shoot especially. See you Wednesday :)

Jacklyn Greenberg said...

great engagement shoot, love the 1st shot with her hand around his neck. You are getting more and more intense with your actions and texture layers, I love it, perfect applications! Great job once again, Carla!!!

Carla Ten Eyck said...

I can't agree more with you Jason on engagement shoots! I LOVE them, and have such a great time getting to know my couples when we shoot! If you (not you, but anyone) are not doing them, DO THEM! it's amazing how different your wedding images turn out!