Kara and Chad | Phoenix Engagement Pics

When Kara and Chad asked me to shoot their engagement pictures I was stoked.  They are a super fun couple and I knew they would be up for something “non-traditional”.  So, armed with a 1962 Cadillac, a pink tutu, a 40 year old suitcase, a “Chad is Rad” t-shirt, and a bunch-o-gear, we headed out into the desert west of Phoenix for a mini fashion slash editorial type shoot.  I can’t want for the second session… I can neither confirm or deny that a shorty school bus, fire, and fog machines will be involved.

P.S. – I used the new Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4 on these images.  It rocks.  Buy it now.

P.P.S. – These were shot with a simple two light setup using a Alien Bees 1600 in a Westcott 50″ softbox on the main and a bare Nikon SB600 with a 1/2 cTO gel as fill.  I added an additional light on Chad/the caddy for the Hitchhiker shot.

P.P.P.S – Check the license plate!  Used a text layer in CS5 to replace the actual plate number and added a bevel/emboss layer fx to make the letters pop.  Yes, I am a geek.

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11 Comments

  1. Mike Olbinski September 29, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    Chad is Rad…awesome.

    Great shoot man, love that last one…epic.
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  2. Anna September 30, 2011 at 3:26 am #

    Wow, I love your idea! I am pretty sure that it is going to be an awesome memory for them. That SW I need to check out :)
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  3. ella October 1, 2011 at 1:07 am #

    the license plate rocks, if u wouldn’t mention it i would never tell that you modified it. great pics
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  4. Maxine October 5, 2011 at 10:09 pm #

    Oh how I love their photos here…Thanks for sharing it to us…
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  5. Trishia October 11, 2011 at 2:03 am #

    Such a lovely couple.. Thanks for sharing your shots! Excellent job..
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  6. Tammie October 13, 2011 at 8:26 pm #

    They are really lovely!!
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  7. Nora October 14, 2011 at 1:14 am #

    This is a beautiful photo’s of a lovely couple.
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  8. Helga October 20, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    I really love the photos you have here…Thanks!!
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  9. Alaine October 27, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    I love their engagement photos!!They are so sweet and memorable!!
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  10. Tammie October 27, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    I love their engagement photos here!!
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  11. reillot November 4, 2011 at 8:00 am #

    What an awesome photo. A friend once took a picture of her client for a debut shoot, the same concept as yours, it was nice but there was no great photo effects so it doesn’t reveal much drama to the slide show.
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