Back in late June I got to do my second Engagement photo shoot, first on digital. I was very pleased with the outcome, and I think I may want to do more. I gave them 2 hours out at the lake by my house and shot a 16GB card FULL! Here are a few samples of my favorites, you can see the whole gallery here. The photos at the end are the processed shots, the first 522 are quickly converted JPEG's for the clients to look at.
Some of these poses are the brides idea, some mine, some of the mother of the bride. All in all for a first shoot, I think I did OK. All shots were with my Pentax K5, Sigma 17-70, Pentax 55-300 or Pentax DFA 100mm f2.8 macro.
I approached each photo as it's own unique shot, not trying to make them all look exactly the same.
It helps to have good models to work with, this was a VERY cute couple!
This was not a favorite of the bride or groom, but I liked it. I tried to leave a certain amount of room for text boxes around them.
My 100mm lens worked very well here, it gave me a bit of distance from them but still allowed me to frame tightly enough. I probably could have gone with a wider aperture and separated them more from their surroundings, but I didn't want to leave only part of one person in focus.
This was the brides idea and it turned out AWESOME! I was glad I had my longer telephoto with me for this shot!
This was with my old Manual Focus 50mm f1.4 wide open, part of what inspired me to look for my new DA*55mm f1.4.
So... if you need some engagement photos taken, I work cheap and try hard! And maybe do halfway OK.