It does seem like an appropriate title for Wednesday, doesn't it? It could be a Wayback Wednesday theme, huh? Or perhaps I could have waited for tomorrow and just called it Throwback Thursday? Well ironically enough, it doesn't have anything to do with an archived photo but rather a setting.
There used to be a time when I relied solely on a nice location for my photography. Back when I had no concept of studio lighting and/or how to use it. Then again, I really had no concept of how to use outdoor lighting either. However, I knew that a great location is the key to making an average shoot look great. Like they always say...location, location, location.
That's why I was beyond pleased to get the opportunity for this latest session. It was already good enough this was an engagement session. I always enjoy those. It's the opportunity to capture two people at one of the happiest moments in their lives. You can capture natural euphoria that you normally have to coax out of folks. And to do it all in a vintage setting is even better.
This spot that Stefy and Sergio selected reminded me of Living Histoy Farms back home in Iowa. It's quite possible that every state has something like it somewhere and I'm just not aware of it. One of those places where you leave the outside world to go back to a simpler time. Only Dallas Heritage Village was one of the best I've seen. It was like I was on a 30s Hollywood set that spanned 13 acres.
Now granted, you can't do this type of shoot with just anyone anytime. My boudoir shoots wouldn't quite fit here, for instance. Your subject has to be in period gear as well to make it really pop. Then you add a little vintage editing like I've done and it all really comes together. It's quite possible I may have enjoyed the session more than the couple did.