When we went to New Orleans last month, my friend Laura brought a wedding dress with her for us to use for a photo shoot. As luck would have it, it was a perfect fit for Lynette, a Dallas wedding photographer, and she agreed to pose for us. We went out on the streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans, armed with video lights, flashes, and the ambient light to get some great shots!
I should just admit it. I don’t like to take photos in large groups. 10+ cameras pointing at one person doesn’t really lead to very creative photography. You can’t control the shoot. You can’t tell the model how to pose unless you decide to take charge and ask them to pose a certain way – which is a bit hard to do when you’re there with a lot of friends. You don’t want to be bossy. You just want to take pretty photos.
I don’t normally post photos from shoots like this because I don’t have creative control over the session, and they aren’t a paying client. But Lynette was so much fun to work with, and she was willing to pose for us – so really, it is the least I could do to share them with you! And I did take charge for some of these shots, as you can see when she is looking right at me!
Thanks again Lynette for being such a great sport! And thank you to Laura as well for letting us use the dress!
Of course, if you have 10-20 photographers crammed in a small alley between buildings, shining video lights on a woman in a wedding dress, you are bound to have some people stopping when they pass by to check out what is going on!