Engaged: Le Bao & Tong

Remember back in January I had the opportunity to take some engagement photos of some dear friends? The sneak peak was a long time ago so I figured it’s best I share some of the photos from the day! This is the second couple I had the pleasure of photographing and each time I learn loads and loads. 

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 I learnt that I am an absolute sucker for black and white shots. I also love shots of people walking, front or back. 

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 I learnt that it’s so important to know your clients, whether they are friends or not. Many people can capture beautiful pictures of you but capturing true emotions that are real is the hard part. I showed a few friends these photos and I think it was a running trend. “That’s so them”. I loved that. 

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I have never used the graudated filter in Lightroom before so I’m playing with it a bit more. I learnt that I like photos on the warming side but I have to be careful not to overwarm photos.  

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 I learnt that it’s so easy to tell when two people are in love. 

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I learnt that I have to increase contrasts and blacks if I’m going to convert a photo to black and white.  

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 I learnt that sometimes not giving a couple any direction produces beautiful natural shots. 

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 I learnt to capture little quirks that each couple find are important to them. 

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 I learnt to play with different angles. 

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 I learnt that I suck at lighting and that I don’t know how to fix certain things like that over yellow sun. 

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 I learnt that couples posed like this look absolutely breathtaking. 

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 I learnt that going down into the river valley was not the smartest lighting. 

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 I learnt the importance of bringing an extra memory card because this was the last picture I snapped before I had to go into my memory card to delete other photos. 

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 I learnt that lense flare can be really annoying. I have yet to learn how to avoid them. 

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 I learnt that photographing friends is very rewarding. 

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