Jagoda and Mariusz are a beautiful couple and I am glad that I could make them an engagement photo session. We went to a forest, which is actually a sylvan park in Krakow, to a clearing which I thought was a perfect location for the shoot.
The weather was rather sunny when we started so we mostly worked in the shadow. I used a small flash in a big white brolly and slightly underexposed the ambient to saturate the colors and make the model pop.
This image above may be my favorite photo of the day. I worked on the composition to create geometrical figures (triangles) and make it exciting for the eye to wander through the frame. The red-green-blue triad strengthens the composition.
Jagoda had really pretty shoes so I figured I should also make this image. No flash here but I used the brolly as a reflector for just a bit of fill, and shot wide open. Love this classy look.
Mariusz intends to become a professional powerlifter and keeps training on his pretty fiancee ;-) He is a strong guy but obviously the image had to be shot fast.
Here you can see the effect of a second flash, camera right, used for cross-lighting and giving a subtle glow and definition to the edges. I placed a Honl grid on the flash to prevent light spillage and flaring. The flashes were triggered with a PocketWizard MiniTT1 transmitter and FlexTT5 receivers.
I will be also shooting their wedding. But shooting for others always makes me very nervous. And will they like the images?