Last weekend Talia, Ryan, and I escaped the blah of the Fresno fog last weekend and headed up to Shaver Lake to grab a few rockin’ engagement pictures. Last time I was up in Shaver I shot Ty and Tara’s engagement shoot where we ended up on top of the highest peak at Sierra Summit but I wasn’t so sure the truck would make it to the top of the mountain this time of year! No problemo though and since I try my best not to shoot at the exact same location twice we took a detour on a few side roads to scope out some spots and some awesome spots we found. All in all a great trip and good times and I can’t wait to shoot their wedding !
Oh yeah and in case you didn’t realize from the title, Talia totally rocked her heels the entire shoot and didn’t complain a bit when i asked her if she was down to trek it through the snow… although i probably got a dirty look or two when my back was turned ;) my clients kick some major ass for putting up with my crazy ideas, yup!
Luckily traffic was slow that day!
The sky and light was absolutely gorgeous. You think i’m gonna miss an oportunity to capture it… i think not!
Once again, an amazing sky and great colors!
I wasn’t planning on doing this type of image for this shoot but i thought it may look cool with all the trees and such and Talia and Ryan were up for it so we found a nice open spot just outside of Shaver Lake and went for it. For the technical mumbo jumbo and a little FYI, the picture below is compiled of 39 individual images in post processing, using 1 hand held flash, a tripod and remote trigger, and me running around like a mad man in the dark through the snow aiming the light at everything i thought the camera might pickup. Lots of work (especially in post), but a lot of fun and definately work it!
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