Monday, April 18, 2011

Eleanor & Riccardo:: Engaged

A few months back a dear friend of mine, Elly, allowed me the pleasure to shoot some engagement portraits of her and her fiance. They met in Spain while she was teaching English. Romantic, huh? She's a painter and he's an marketing wiz/coffee connoisseur. We shot in Little Italy, the perfect place for an artist and Peruvian/Italian businessman.

The session for me was practice in shooting portraits, and a technical fight against the elements: late afternoon low light, cloudy, dark, almost raining -- it did end up raining at the end, etc. As much as I deeply love people and photography, my portraiture always feels so timid, so rushed.

hence, the deep need for practice....

Enjoy some of my favorites!

Thanks Elly and Riccardo, for a wonderful afternoon of conversation, exploring, laughter, and talking of bigger things than ourselves. love you two!