What happens when a mathematics major with a passion in photography meets a UCLA English major? I think the picture above illustrates that very well… =) We have Liz and Josh here, a cute and fun couple having a ton of fun with this engagement session at UCLA. I’ve moved here to SoCal from the Bay Area about 7 years ago, and believe it or not I have never set foot there over all these years… I felt like a tourist when they showed me around while we go around the campus taking pictures.
Josh did surprise me a little bit when we first met and he had a few special requests for me – he wanted some panorama pictures on his wedding day, and he wanted to do one of those pictures to illustrate them walking towards each other. I rarely bring my tripod to my e-sessions, but it was a whole lot easier this time around with Winnie around giving me a helpful hand.
I also brought my newly acquired 85mm F/2.8 PC tilt-shift lens to this e-session to test on the field. It sure isn’t an easy lens to tame especially when the metering is not exactly accurate when you’re tilting while having to manual focus, but the results are totally fun and worth all the effort. I also brought my new Phottix Stratos 4-in-1 in my bag which definitely proved its worth. They served perfectly preventing vibrations when remotely triggering the camera, and conveniently triggered my remote off camera flash allowing me to light the very dim classroom the way I wanted.
I always randomly come up with the dumbest lines ever and my wife Shirley always give me that -_- look… but they do come in handy when I need to quickly lighten up the mood to allow me to capture these awesome smiles!
Here’s one last shot of the multiple exposure shots of them walking towards each other in front of the famous UCLA Royce Hall!
2010 is going by so quickly and I’m really having a hard time believing it’s really already September. The summer wedding season is still far from over and we’re already beginning to do engagement sessions for the 2011 couples! Our dates are filling up very quickly and we recommend all couples to contact us as soon as your wedding date is secured with the wedding venue.
Stay tuned… more e-sessions and weddings to come very soon! =)