Thursday, May 12, 2011

ROMANCE, KISSES, WATER, KISSES, DANCING, KISSES AND DID I MENTION KISSES!!!

Our third stop on our Romance Day was in Miami off the side of the road. As we were driving, we came upon a shoreline. There are plenty of those in Florida and especially in Miami.  What made this spot great was that the Miami city scape was right across the water from us. We pulled over and after I scouted the area for a minute or two, we all started walking along the shore.

Our style during these sessions could be called controlled candids!! I find areas that I think will work always looking at the light available and the surroundings. I then ask the couple to do whatever they want. It can be silly, serious or romantic. It will usually include a little of all three. I do not ask for smiles or kisses as we might do when photographing wedding formals or portraits. Here, I am looking to capture their real personalities and feelings for each other.

Often, after we have been at a location for awhile the couple will ask what I want them to do. Many times, I will laugh and tell them they have already done it!! The only direction I try and give is be yourself and relate to each other. In almost all cases that is all I need to tell them. That was the case with Amanda and Scott. I didn't tell them to dance in the water or kiss, I didn't need to, especially the kissing lol. Hope you enjoy this images as much as we did making them.







































12 comments:

Roy Durham said...

how many time did you have to clean the lens , hot couple, and the black and white photos seem to have more color then the color one nice pics.

JIM said...

lol Roy I was standing in the water with no shoes on walking on slippery stones lol I was really careful not to fall.. I do like the perspective that being in the water gave the images so it was worth it. Thank You for your kind comments


Jim

Ravenmyth said...

I too liked the Black and Whites...there is a naustalgia about them and gives a different perspective. There was such a fun and natural feeling about the photo's...really captured the moment. Thanks Jim...

Alfandi said...

nice black and white..great contrast and details..haven't seen those in a while..

Mitzi said...

Love those in Black & White...so classy

fantacy in practicality said...

kisses on your lenses really has got its significance romancing and dancing. the pictures with wet water feet with kissing lips are the best.

melissa said...

geez, i felt a bit warm now :P... the best photos i've seen in this miami series... you know why :P... i would have loved it if they went further to the sea (?)... half body soaked... but then again, okay, hahaha... it's just a wild imagination... i loved every moment of it jim :)...thanks for sharing... so when i don't get to answer you right away, you know in which of your posts to find me :P...

Abhisek Panda said...

This is what I call WoW photography.Every snap is a wow.You are inspiring me to move out of my editing studio and explore photography all over again.Sweet couple and master photographer=Extraordinary output. :D

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Ann said...

Jim, these photos are amazing & the next ones, too!

sulekkha said...

Jim, I can only write amazing *100 times. Your pics are wonderful....

rakesh kumar said...

nice pictures

Rimly said...

Oh the romance....you catch it so beautifully with your lenses Jim.