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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Julie and Jason: Engaged - Part One



As I was editing through the engagement session of Julie and Jason, I decided I would do a two part blog post. Part one has more of a romantic, vintage style feel to it, whereas the second part is very fun with bright colors, etc. Posting them all together would have just taken away from each other. So, problem solved.

The inspiration for this part of the shoot came from a picture of Julie's grandparents that she wanted to recreate. She's planning on displaying the two side by side at their reception as a surprise to her grandma - I can't wait to see it. Before we got to the location of the car, we had planned to take a few pics and be on our way to the next location. But when I saw the car + their outfits + the insane light, I knew we had go with it. We ended up spending the most amount of our time with these shots - I was loving what we were getting.

And Geoff? He was completely over the moon, as he got to shoot with our brand new 5D Mark II camera body. Every couple minutes we shot, he would shout, "oh my gosh......these are SO good...I can't believe this!". The three of us were laughing at him every time he would do it. He he had been shooting with a 40D up until this point, so what was coming straight out of the camera was quite a difference.

Here's what we came up with to recreate the shot:



Oh, and I forgot to mention that the day of our shoot BY FAR must have been the coldest of the year. Can't tell, can you?









Shooting in ultra cold weather can be a very good thing - the snuggling is a matter of survival!





What did I tell you about the insane light?!











Check back tomorrow for part two!

19 comments:

Scarlett Lillian said...

AMAZING job on these pics girl! HOW SWEET about the Grandparents! Good job recreating that shot!

jamiedelaine said...

CHEYENNE! Your work totally blows me away!! Wow!! I LOVE that side by side shot they wanted to recreate. How special. Love that.

Julie said...

YAaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Thanks for posting Cheyenne! They look great! My grandmother will LOVE the side by side - I'm going to try to wait until the wedding, if I can stand it :) Can't wait to see part 2!

Kristy P said...

oh my gosh i love the recreation. that's so amazingly wonderful. and that light is amazing.

and i feel them on the cold snuggling. i can't believe it was colder on that day than on ours. i swear i thought that was the coldest day of my life. go them.

Vanessa said...

amazing!!!! Love the side by side one of them! What a beautiful couple! Fantastic work Cheyenne! :)

Amy Martin said...

Aw, great recreation shot! Love it!

Caroline Ghetes said...

Awesome session! I love that first photo especially. My favorite ; ) About the 5D Mark II. Is it not the greatest camera ever?? (for now, until something better comes along) Geoff sounds like me. I am amazed with every shot that comes straight out of the camera. Love it! You guys will get another and you will say goodbye to your regular 'ole 5D, watch. LOL!

kristin said...

Love these... love the vintage feel.So sweet that you recreated the grandparents shot. AMAZING work!

Lindsay said...

AWESOME!!!! I LOVE these pictures! You are AWESOME! You are so talented to be able to recreate that, and to shoot awesome pictures!!!! You guys are amazing!

Robin Day said...

Awesome! As always love your work.

Grant and Leandra said...

The recreated shot is so cool. I bet they love it. And the one through the windshield-- LOVE that one! I always love your engagement sessions.

sharon said...

whoa hotness. these are awesome!

courtney said...

These are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Seriously, I am blown away.

Cheyenne Schultz said...

Scarlett - I know - I loved their idea to recreate it!

Jamie - you just make me smile. :)

Julie - I can't wait to see/hear about your grandma's reaction. And truly, you and Jason rocked your shoot. :)

Kristy - you know I was thinking of you and russ as we were shooting this - now that I think of it, your day was colder bc of the wind. That, and I didn't have any gloves.

Vanessa - thanks! :)

Amy - thanks, girl!

Caroline - yes, we are LOVIN' on that mark II :)

kristin - thank you!

Lindsay - thanks - the couple was so cute - it was hard to take a bad shot!

Robin - :)))))

Grant and Leandra - the windshield shot is all geoff!

Sharon - thanks, lady!

Courtney - I appreciate it!! :)

Bobbie said...

I ADORE these! You did an amazing job - and like everyone else - I love that recreation shot!!

Rolf Loken Photography said...

Wow - I was going to comment on the first posting of Julie and Jason, but this set with the car just blows me away! Such incredible shots and love the old car in there to give it a vintage feel even with the modern style poses and looks. Incredible!

Catalina said...

love these!!!

Karen Schultz said...

This couple was amazing! And what you achieved.....all I can say is wow. I love that the bride is recreating a past moment in the present...very cool and what happened from there was wonderful. I am so captured by where you take these couples and how the "feelings" are captured to give an in depth look at their relationship. Wonderfully done! Love the lighting shots...very dramatic.

Abbi said...

I hope you can get a shot of Grandma's face when she sees that recreation for the first time. Very neat!