Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Boston Engagement

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Here's an engagement photo that I really love. Even though Raina & Jeff are getting married here in Nashville, they live in Boston and really wanted to incorporate their home city into their engagement session. We were fortunate that we were able to arrange to do their e-session up north, and we all wanted to imbue the images with a real sense of place.

I love this photo because its an exciting, cinematic image that's full of romance... but it also incorporates the city (not to mention the Red Sox!). Its very easy for this kind of shot to turn into a vacation-style "this is us in front of Fenway park: SMILE!" but this shot maintains its sense of place in a more subtle way that helps carry the story of Jeff & Raina. I also enjoy this shot for the composition: the way the frame is diaganolly bisected by the skyline, the way the streetlights and crosswalks form leading lines to the couple, and the way the rim-light from the headlamps really pulls the couple out of the background. I have ordered a fine-art silver gelatin fiber print of this shot to hang on my own wall.

2 comments: said...


fer juaristi said...

love this pic evan, great B&W, hope seeing more of your work.