This past Saturday I had a chance to take my sister Amy’s engagement pictures! I kind of felt bad for Tim because I brought my dad along to help me out, so he had his future father-in-law and brother-in-law at his engagement picture session! It was alright, since my dad couldn’t watch them kiss, anyway.
I wanted to go to some places that I hadn’t used before. Her wedding is going to be at an old grain silo, so I wanted her pictures to have a nice “country” feel. I wanted to find some greenery and places that would match their plan for their wedding.
We started off at Buffalo Springs Lake and hiked through the trees to find some cool places and I think it ended up being an awesome place!
We burned up a lot of time on our hike, so we missed out on some other locations I was wanting to try. I wanted to hit up the old Dairy Barn at Texas Tech while we had time, so we stopped by. I hadn’t ever seen it before, but I found it after Googling “western” locations around Lubbock.
I really wanted to catch the sunset at some cabooses that are way out on west 19th street.
If you don’t know, I have some new equipment that I’ve been using; here is a behind-the-scenes shot of the next couple of pictures. I had two lights and I put a colored gel on the light behind Tim and Amy to mimic the sunset light to add just a little more color around their silhouettes.
It was an honor to take my sister’s engagement pictures and I can’t wait to do her bridals soon (we’re travelling for them!), but I won’t be able to share them until the wedding in October.
For the last photo, we went out to a pier at park here in town and spun some flaming steel-wool with a 2 second exposure. Pretty cool, huh?
If you’d like to book a shoot like this, go to my Engagement page and contact me there.