Collaborating with other creatives makes my heart sing. Cheesy? Yes. But true? Absolutely. This sea inspired shoot on the lakeshore of South Haven took place on a randomly cold (we are talking 39 degrees!) and foggy day in May. From the moment I arrived, I knew magic was going to happen as our set-up literally looked like the seas had receded and left this tablescape behind.
I was so thrilled when Magnolia Rouge featured this shoot several weeks ago, and can't wait to share more with you today! Shelby of The Day's Design deserves all the credit on the art direction, styling and florals and really brought this creative vision to life! Full list of vendors at the bottom along with my settings and notes on how I photographed this for those of you are photographers!
Art Direction, Styling & Florals: The Days Design/Wedding Dress: Spring Sweet/ Rentals: Events by ICandy/Calligraphy & Invitation Suite: Wildfield Paper Co./ Cake: Josh Ferguson/Processed & Scanned: Indie Film Lab
Some behind the scenes notes: I shot this largely with my Contax 645, 80mm 2.0 aperture, Fuji400h/Portra400. I metered at 320 and even overexposed a it more since it was such an overcast, foggy day. Digitals were photographed with a 5D Mark III and were mostly shot wide open with the 50mmf/1.2L to match he films depth of field the closest. The only exception to shooting wide open was the invitation suite and ring photos, where I bumped my aperture to 5.0 (and subsequently shot a 1/25th and held my breath so as not to shake the camera). My camera fogged up quite a few times, as is apparent in some of the shots but I really ended up loving them because I feel like it played to the overall mood of the shoot. If anyone has any additional questions, I would love to answer! Shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
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