The Matzke & Espino Family Engagement Session

November 11, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

So last weekend I was lucky enough to have a double feature!!  First the Matzke & Espino Family Engagement Session, following by cutie pie Larith coming in for his 6 month session.

I am totally looking forward to the Matzke/Espino wedding in May, but in the mean time it was so much fun getting to hang out with them and their boys.  I work with both the future Bride and Groom so I knew what great people they were, what was so endearing is that their kids are just as great as they are.

This session also gave me the opportunity to head down to the Springs to scout out locations and I was able to find a couple that were just perfect.

We started out at America the Beautiful Park.  This beautiful park has green grass, beautiful fountain (which was turned off for the season), some natural areas and beautiful foliage.

So went wrong:

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  1. Watch the corners and pay attention to stray light.  It was about 2 hours before sunset and it was still fairly bright.  We found some great shady spots with stunning red trees, but as you see in this photo, I should have positioned the family better, the bright spots to the left of the foliage draw your eye right to them instead of to those beautiful faces.
  1. Still need way more work on my exposure.
  2. Still need way more poses on my list.
  3. Leave the park before the bums come home.

What went right.

  1. Continued with my 50mm 1.4 on manual exposure.
  2. Kept stray legs and awkward poses at bay.
  3. Kids ran out extra energy prior to session.
  4. Everyone, including the kids, was totally into it.
  5. Found a completely kick-ass urban location that perfectly fit how very cool this family is.

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