The light quality of the day made this shot. Some people hope for a sunny day, but frankly the best light…if you know how to expose for it…is overcast light.
Color like this can`t be missed. I believe the thing that seperates a run of the mill photographer from a very good one is simply the ability to visualize things that others don`t see and then have the technical skills to record them. Having trained dozens of local photographers, many of whom are still shooting for Couvrette Studio, it becomes apparent really quickly which ones have the gift.
It`s probably possible to save a few hundred dollars on wedding photography…but isn`t that about 1 or 2% of the total spent on a wedding by everyone concerned from the engagement party to the honeymoon. It seems to come down to whether people really care about photographs and what I have discovered is that some people really don`t make that a top priority….and hey..thats ok…its just not my kind of client.
I wonder though..when they invite people to their home and look over the wedding shots a year down the road…do they feel good good about their decision.
BTW…for another shot of this Strathmere wedding scroll down to the bottom of the page and
see the shot of the bride and groom in a soy field…that’s one of the many great locations out there.
We stopped at a little island in downtown Gatineau which was a great location for a series of bride and groom portaits. This was one of my faves, partly because of the color and composition and partly because it reminds me of one of the nicer couples of the year….
Dogs are great in photos…give me dogs any day rather than cats…and I have three of the
felines at home. The shoot took a grand total of five minutes with such a cooperative model.
To date we have photographed cats, dogs,birds, rabbits and horses….and a range of smaller pets.
No snakes please…although perhaps my current assistant might be ok with them….
Don`t be shy, bring that animal in when you book your family…we are all animal lovers.
Soooo….here is a nice outdoors portrait just to make us all feel better. I have photographed these kids every year for the parents Christmas card…for the last decade. Apparently, it is highly
anticipated by the family and friends and a top secret project…no, this is not this years…you`ll have to wait.
Tis the season to start planning. I pulled these two files from last years Christmas shoots just
to get people in the mood. The Christmas season is probably the most enjoyable time to do
family portraits…it seems people’s moods are up and that really works for me. These home sessions are more challenging than in the studio…but thats half the fun.
To see more of our Christmas family portraits take a peek at our site.
Soooo…we posted a Makeover on Youtube a few months back and so far we are up to around 800 hits. Take a look, but if you do, make sure to push the button indicating view in high quality. Thanks to Youtube`s new higher quality it looks great….here is the link.