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Its spring PPA Super Monday time again! This year our class is entitled Creating Dramatic Wedding Portraits. Honestly , the techniques we will be using, can be used with any portrait type of photography, not just weddings. Seats are limited and going quickly so head on over to PPA’s site to register.
Each of the images below was created using one of the techniques we will be covering to include speed light and video light. Additionally, we will be covering post production (see below).
I truly believe the way I post process my images has played a great role in defining my photographic style. In this class, you will learn the process I use from capture to post which enables me to consistently create dramatic portraits for our clients, regardless of venue, setting, quality of light… or lack there of it.
It all boils down to light. If it’s time to shoot and you have great light… work the hell out of it. But as event photographers we have limited control over when we will have access to our clients. So most of the time wind up shooting in extremely harsh light or the light has long gone. So what to do then?
Speed light: 12×12 quick assemble soft box modifier on flash or unmodified old school bare bulb flash, that’s it. Understand light and the speed light’s limitations and you will create stunning images in extremely harsh conditions.
Video Light: You still need to shoot the bride and groom together and the light has long gone by the time you arrive at the venue for their winter wedding. Doesn’t seem possible… but at times a speed light is too much light and the wrong color temperature. A simple couch with maybe a table light or a wall sconce will create dramatic cinematically lit images with the addition of a video light. We shoot these type of video light shots at every single wedding! We end our albums with them.
Post Production: So we come home and all those dramatic images that we saw on the back of our camera… look kind of ordinary. Believe it or not… that’s a good thing. I will show you how to process images to maximize their impact.
Course Date: May 13th, 2013
Course Hours: 9am – 5pm
Items to bring: Camera, lens of choice, flash.
Location: LoRusso Studios, 26 Manchester Rd, Eastampton, NJ.
Instructor Contact: email@example.com
You must register with PPA for this class. Head over to PPA’s Super Monday Site to Register!
Hope to see ya on Monday May 13th!
Elegant Cescaphe Ballroom Wedding for Stefanie & Mike!
It was a Sweet November and so was Stefanie and Mike’s Cescaphe Ballroom Wedding! Stefanie and Mike got ready in the always beautiful, Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia. After an intimate first look, we stepped outside for the quintessential City Hall Shot and then boarded to party bus to Rittenhouse for some bridal party fun. The nice thing about the Bellevue is that you don’t have to illegally park to get the city hall shot, you literally just walk right out the front doors of the Bellevue! Stefanie and Mike were wed in a sweet ceremony in the Ceshaphe Ballroom. Later that evening, their guests were treated to an out-of-this world cocktail hour and reception for which a Cescaphe Ballroom Wedding is famous! We had a wonderful time getting to know you, Stefanie & Mike. Congratulations again!
Enjoy this Ceschape Ballroom Wedding for Stefanie & Mike!
We hope you enjoy this sampling of images from Stefanie & Mike’s wedding as much as we enjoyed taking them.
Stefanie looking up at Mike as she ascends the stairs of the Bellevue Hotel just seconds before first meeting.
Considering a Cescaphe Ballroom Wedding
As professional Wedding Photographers we are involved with some of the most elegant weddings in the Philadelphia area as well as New Jersey, and New York. The Cescaphe Ballroom is one of our favorite venues and certainly tops the list for elegance, attention to detail, and is truly grand in scale. The facility was completely renovated in 2003 when transformed from the Imperial Movie Theater to its current form. The Ballroom feature soaring 30 foot tall ceilings with a beautiful floor to ceiling bar. We really like the Bridal Suites located upstairs but with balconies that open to the main ballroom.
Having had over 200,000 guests visits already, the Cescaphe is a great choice for your wedding!
We love the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia as a wedding venue!
Beverley and Eric’s The Franklin Institute wedding was amazing! Just saying! One of the great things about being located in the Philadelphia area is the unique and historic places we are afforded the opportunity to capture. Beverley and Eric’s Franklin Institute wedding was such an elegant event in an incredibly awe-inspiring venue. The bride & groom both got ready at the Four Seasons. This allowed them to have an intimate first meeting in a private suite overlooking Logan Square. After Beverley & Eric’s first meeting, we boarded the trolley and went to JFK Plaza to create some wonderful images in front of the iconic Love sculpture. Although Philly is very much a city, there are these cool little side streets where you can shoot to get a little different flavor. Behind the Franklin Institute we found such a gem. A short tree-lined street with beautiful brownstone homes became the perfect backdrop for our couple to create some great images quickly.
Time for a Spectacular Franklin Institute Wedding
Seeing the Franklin Institute all dressed up for a wedding is really breathtaking. The 20′ foot statue of Ben Franklin sitting atop a 92 ton pedestal is just massive. This all sits below the 82′ domed ceiling modeled after the Pantheon in Rome. When lit with deep hues of blue and purple is about as elegant as it gets. Both Beverley and Eric’s families were a pleasure to meet and a joy to work with on the wedding day.
Wishing you both the best in the coming years. We are thankful to have been able to be there at the start! We greatly enjoyed and would recommend a Franklin Institute Wedding as a top Philadelphia wedding venue as well!
Best wishes to you both!
Bob and Lola
Check out a little sneak peek of Beverley and Eric’s elegant Franklin Institute Wedding Philadelphia.
Being part of a Franklin Institute wedding is always a special event! A fantastic opportunity to photograph a young couple in a very beautiful venue. Here is just a quick sample of all the shoots from this wonderful wedding. Click to see even more below. What a couple and such a nice backdrop! Beverly and Eric, congratulations to you both!
More on this wedding, check out the full blog post, Beverly and Eric’s - Franklin Institute Wedding.
Derek and Sue – Asbury Park Wedding Engagement
We had the best time shooting Sue and Derek’s engagement session! They’re such a fun couple and as you can see, GORGEOUS too! And they are as beautiful on the inside as they are out. We are so lucky to be able to spend time with such terrific people during some of the greatest times in their lives. Selecting the beach as a back drop for their engagement photographs was perfect and a natural fit for these two who of course love the NJ Shore. We are currently editing their Asbury Park wedding recently photographed at the Berkley Hotel – more to follow on this awesome couple!
We hope you enjoy these wonderful engagement photographs taken at the beautiful NJ Shore.
LoRusso Studios, Fine Art Photographers creating Lifetime Memories, Philadelphia, NY, NJ, PA. 609-845-7799 or contact us via email here.
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