So much has happened since the last time I posted. I’ve been super busy with a bunch of bridal shoots, but I like to mix the two a lot, so here are a few!
I did this shoot a couple weeks ago, right after a HUGE snowstorm (seriously, the night before, I was stuck on a stretch of road that should have taken me fifteen minutes…and it took me over an hour) but the woods/field where I shot in looked AMAZING! There was still snow on the trees, which I adore. This is just a sneak peak…can’t wait to show you more!
Model- Erica Nussle of Taxi Mgmt
Hair/Mua- Leighanne Brunelle
Dress- Dolls N Dresses
Last month whenever I was in RAW Pittsburgh, I saw this amazing, fairytale-like dress on a girl. The minute that I saw it, I knew that I just HAD to photograph it. Near the end of the show, I met the designer, Nikki Romero, and she agreed that we should shoot it.
Saturday, we finally did! We went to the Greene County Historical Museum (my new favorite place to do photoshoots!) I am wayyyyyyy behind on editing, but here is a preview of the shoot!
Designer: Nikki Romero
Model: Nicky Geisel
I am so excited to announce that I am going to be starting a new website for the wedding side of my business. I am naming it La Candella Weddings. I am in the process of designing the website right now, but will be giving you frequent updates! However, here is a little taste of what it will be like….romantic, ethereal, and lovely. Cant wait for you all to see it! And in the meantime, if you are an engaged couple in the Pittsburgh-area and are still looking for a wedding photographer, please contact me! I adore helping to make brides feel even more beautiful, and creating images that will take your breath away.
As promised, here are the final edits from my recent stylized bridal shoot. For this shoot, I got to work with one of the sweetest, most genuine people that I have ever met. Andrea and her husband are so adorable. This is actually the third time that I have had the opportunity to work with her! I had so much fun with this shoot, and can not wait for the next stylized couple photoshoot! (Interested? Contact me!) I would also LOVE to hear your feedback! Have questions about anything? Ask away!
I recently did a fashion shoot with a couple of lovely models from the Pittsburgh-area. I had worked with them both before, one for a Lifesized-Photoshop theme, and the other for a Fairytale Couple theme. But the theme for this shoot was a tiny bit different. I got the idea from a couple inspirational fashion photos that included smoke. I got a bunch of those colored smoke balls and was so excited to do the shoot.
I was planning on doing the shoot in Pittsburgh, but found out that it’s technically illegal to use anything that has to be lit with a match in the city of Pittsburgh…so I had to find a new location. As you can see…I obviously found a new location. (Again, absolutely none of these were shot in, around, or near the city of Pittsburgh.)
Here are a few of the first edits I have done from the shoot…
I adore these shots of Kelly. She almost looks like a porcelain doll, and I just adore the dreamy, ethereal look of the photos. (I know….I tend to lean towards that type of style in my photos, hehe.) For these photos, I hung a lace curtain on some limbs, put my off-camera flash in the limbs securely behind the lace, and my assistant Christi had one of the smoke ballls lit in a coffee cup to the left side of Kelly.
This shot above of Ali and Kelly is breathtaking, in my opinion at least. I adore how the smoke is rising around them.
I am so glad that I shot in RAW for this photoshoot. The photo above would not have turned out quite so nicely without it. (Anyone wanna see the before? I would be happy to show you!) The before photo was pretty bright and blown out, and because of shooting in RAW, and my free 30-day trial of Lightroom…which by the way, I am seriously considering buying, I was able to bring the photo back to what it is now. Isn’t she so gorgeous?
I just love the photo above. I have always loved things with a vintage feel…and this photo is just so subtle and pretty.
Can’t wait to show you all more! If anyone would ever like to book a shoot, please feel free to contact me!
As you may or may not remember, I did a stylized fashion couple photoshoot a few months ago. I absolutely ADORED how it turned out, and I would love to do some more shoots like it. I had so much fun finding the props and styling everything. In case you didn’t see it, here are a few of my favorites from the shoot.
Well, here is where you come in. I am looking for couples to do more stylized shoots with. Interested? I am going to give preference to couples that are already married/have access to a wedding dress, and also models. I will be a little bit selective, but if you are around the Pittsburgh, Pa area and would like to be in a fun, creative couples photoshoot, please contact me! You can either leave a comment here, on my facebook page, or you can drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org