I recently took Daisy & Gary out to Stanford for their portraits. They wanted something unique in this area so they came all the way out from Sacramento & Yuba City for this session!
We used to do portraits at Stanford all of the time, but I haven’t done any on campus in quite a while. So it was a cool little challenge for me to take my learnings from the last 18 months since I shot there and mix them into a setting which I know oh so well. Daisy & Gary obviously had a good time there so I think it all worked out
Onto to the photos!
Over the years, Asad and I have come up with names for the basic poses we take our couples through. Simple poses take up very little of the session, but the names definitely make things a bit smoother. And they also add a little bit of levity to shoot since we pick pretty random names. The shot above is called The Stalker Pose And funny enough…we didn’t name it, one of our brides did! So she gets credit for bringing a smile to every one of our clients who want to do this shot. Thanks Sharmila!
I just like the relaxed smiles on their faces here…
Bringing sexy back! The touch of setting sun on Daisy’s hair really completes this photo for me.
As usual…I loves me some glare. With the setting sun no less!
Now what does one do with a spot that’s so commonly used in portraits? For one, don’t pose the couple. For two, get funky with the processing. Textures are in the house at Samay Studio.
Okay, so this one’s posed, but hardly
Near the end of our shoot, it was getting way too dark to do anything in natural light. Daisy & Gary were just chillin’ talking to each other when Daisy looked over to see if we were going to do any more shots. And when I saw this look, I just had to stop her and save the moment. Sometimes, these “poses” just come so perfectly and the light is just so yummy, that I’m glad that I have the privilege of taking photos!
Hey guys, it was a pleasure spending a few hours with you on your portraits. Thanks for driving all the way out to the Peninsula and congrats on your engagement!