We went to studio tonight to see if we could make some ‘engagement’ pictures. It will probably work better when I’m not the one taking our picture…
This particular photo is about a year old, but we haven’t made it into the studio together in a while. As my (single-digit!) readership will already know, Patsy and I got engaged a couple weeks ago and we couldn’t be happier. Having been a part of so many weddings for so many wonderful couples, it is exciting to have a chance to think about my own (Though, as a few of my friends have already noted, finding a photographer may be a little daunting…)
This was a test-shot for last night’s headshot session – I just wanted to make sure I liked the lighting setup (which I did/do) – it’s a so-so self-portrait, and yet another chance for everyone I know to give me a hard time for looking waaaay too serious in photos.
I took these using the _amazing_ DSLR Remote Pro* from onOne software, but for some reason I couldn’t get live view mode working properly from my D700, I think due to a semi-faulty usb cord or something (worked fine from my desktop, glitchy on my laptop…)
(*Once I have a chance to play with it a bit more and work out where the glitchiness is, I’ll write a real (FTC-safe, no payola) review of the product, but the gist of it is that it is a seriously cool app.)
Patsy’s mom asked for some photos of her for christmas gifts, so we went into the studio this afternoon to comply. Here’s one of our favorites of Patsy, and one of us together as well.
Patsy and I are on vacation at my family’s lake-house in Maine. It’s pretty cold up here but beautiful and quiet, and we are having a wonderful time. We spent most of the day today cooking. I made dinner – a fish chowder (turned out especially well, perfect for my slightly-sore throat) and anadama bread (a little too salty maybe, we couldn’t find dad’s recipe so we improvised.) Patsy is making a blueberry pie right now…
Most of the time I was in Denver it was snowy and gross, so these photos are almost all from our Dec 1 (“a day without art”, no postings!) trip to the mountains. A high point was finding the Argo gold mill. We were taking photos outside the mill (which was closed and chained shut) and as we were leaving a guy in a pickup pulled up beside us. I completely expected him to give us a hard time for taking so many photos, but I couldn’t have been more wrong – he said that he had noticed we were interested in the mill and that if we wanted to go inside, we could explore all we wanted – he was working there in another part of the building. So in we went, and the place was amazing, as documented below