This is a shot from a test shoot a few months ago in the studio. Using just one light and a 56″ Octo, behind the camera and about 10-15 inches higher at a 35-40deg.
The following is the first shot from the Dream series I am currently working on. I’m having an absolute blast coming up with lots of different ideas and trying to figure out if how to put everything together for each shot. I will follow these all up with behind the scenes and a bit more information about how each shot was created. The next dream should be up in about a month.
Last July I had the pleasure of photographing Elizabeth & Philips wedding at the beautiful Zetland hotel in Galway. What a beautiful day! There was so much thought and effort put into making this day as amazing as it was. Throughout the day there was a friendly and loving energy, one that only exists when really close family & friends come together for a celebration!
A few words about the day from Philip & Elizabeth.
“Kyle shot our wedding in the West of Ireland in the summer of 2012. He came highly recommended, and deserved all of it and more. He met with us a week before the wedding to get to know us, our style, and what we wanted from him – our wedding was to be very informal and relaxed, and we didn’t want any stuffy poses or intricate artistic approaches – all we wanted was a natural, fun set of pictures, with a contemporary feel. What he produced met all those requests and more – but Kyle went way beyond, bringing his own ideas to the day that elevated our photos into something wonderful that we hadn’t expected. He has a wonderfully fun, relaxed and charming manner, but is a total professional and very well organized (he scouted our entire location the day before, and had two alternate plans for the day depending on available time, weather and light). The photos he finally delivered (digitally, as I had requested) were artistically composed, well lit and exposed, well edited and colour graded, and most especially, truly captured everyone’s happiness on our wedding day. There isn’t one photo in which he didn’t capture us, the way we are. If you’re getting married, have Kyle shoot your wedding – I can’t imagine anyone doing a better job.“
Last summer I was on a boat photographing wildlife. On the journey back to the harbour fog started to roll in and from a distance I couldn’t tell what this was. As we neared this beautiful image started to take shape. I took a few frames and captured the idyllic photograph.