Couples | Dark Romance and Dramatic Illumination
When I met with Danthea at her booking consultation three important things stood out: 1) Her and her fiance, Michael, had an affinity for Wes Anderson. They had even at one point dressed up as Wes Anderson characters. 2) Michael appreciated chiroscuro in drawing and painting. Otherwise known as tenebrism, which is a form of dramatic illumination that allows darkness to become the dominant part of the image. 3) Finally, and most importantly, that Michael did not particularly like having his picture taken. Stylistically we were a perfect match, but I would have to be quick. Lucky for them, I’m pretty quick.
We spent about an hour walking around Weston shooting. I tried to make a conscious effort to utilize both classically romantic backdrops and more modern symmetrical spaces. Being naturally drawn to darker settings gave me an upper hand. And as far as impatience regarding the camera: I didn’t notice any. The pair was nothing but agreeable regarding prompts and location choices, not to mention super photogenic. I’ve had some baaaad experiences with clients disliking the camera, but I wouldn’t have known at all if Danthea hadn’t mentioned it beforehand. The images came out lovely, and I feel like really reflect the darkly romantic, yet modern vibe I was trying to capture. With less than a month left before their wedding, I can’t wait to photograph these two again so soon!