Yup… we’re guilty as charged… We haven’t posted any photos from a Mildura Wedding for… Well a very long time.
We’ll try and get a few up over the next couple of weeks. Starting with the young and beautiful Stephanie and the handsome Mr Cavallo. I remember after shooting with these guys. We had a number of requests for photos from different publications. All needed yesterday. We managed to fill those requests… Just forgot about posting any pictures to this blog.
I’d like to say that Robyn and I have known Steph all her life. That of course is not true. She was at least 20 hours old when we first met her… so cute.
From a very early age Steph and I developed a very special attachment. I reckon, she was about 3 years old when she began showing her love for me. By running up and taking an almighty swing at me. A standard method of greeting that lasted until… well… she blossomed into a beautiful young 17 year old. I suspect this ritual only ended through her fear of breaking one of her perfectly manicured nails.
Mr Joe, on the other hand, we have not had the pleasure of knowing as well. We first realised that we should take notice of this bloke when little clues started appearing in text messages. BF and MYBF and Joey.
And so it came to pass. We find ourselves at a wedding. Surrounded by beautiful people who we are proud to call friends and family. Cameras in hand and ready to make pictures.
Take this mornings effort. Among the top news. Bachelor Richie finds love… I’m truely happy for him honestly… Whoever he is.
Apple has huge spike in sales. Fears now the company maybe in for an earnings slump. Then on the same page. US stock market surges on the back of Apple’s success??????
Fashion model falls during NYC fashion parade. Right in front of professional snappers. Room lights up from hundreds of “flash bulbs” going off. Funny cos I don’t know a single photographer who has used a flash bulb for over 40 years. Wide shot of scene shows only one photographer using flash. That photographer was also at the very bottom of the pecking order. How do I know that? Well at a fashion show there is only one “Money Shot” location. Most important photographer (ie shooter will the largest possible audience) gets that spot. Everybody else gets as close as they can to that spot. The further away you are, the less important you are.
Also from that incident. Interesting to read that her career is over because of the stumble and this will be a great boost to her career. HUH. There was even “OUTRAGE” that somebody paid so much money to walk… Can’t.
Another publication that is always “outraged at the treatment of women” runs a photo story on a Plus size lingerie show. Yesterday they ran a photo story on designer liberating brides by “letting the nipple free” I always thought headlines using words like nude, naked, nipple, sex scandal, orgy, pervert etc where just click bait… But apparently they are legitimate news headlines.
Another beauty. Ivanka Trump goes off the rails during an interview. And apparently her dad kisses her as often as he can. Awesome… My day is complete.
Debutantes on location, Aleisha and Travis, left us smiling…
Its fair to say we love creating photographs. Anywhere anytime. Photographing debutantes on location is no exception. Throw in a couple of bubbly entertaining young people like Aleisha and Travis… Our day is made.This picture pretty much sums up Aleisha and Travis’s day… Lots of laughter and a few high-jinks thrown in for good measure.
Here’s a sneaky way to show of detail in the back of Aleisha’s dress. Tell Travis it’s his turn to star. Well done mate… What’s next… a catalogue shoot maybe?
As a photographer I love conifers. More importantly I love light and shade created by these beautiful trees. This location was simply perfect for a walking shot.
Aleisha makes reclining look easy in this high key image. Of course it wasn’t all that easy. But you have to endure some pain to look beautiful, right!
This just might be my favorite photo of Aleisha. All natural this one. No 4000 joule studio flash blasting huge volumes of light around the room as in the previous photograph. Purely organic this one… Love it.
Can I change my mind? I think this is now my favorite. Again absolutely natural in every aspect. We have Robyn to thank for spotting the light. And of course Aleisha for providing this stunning look.I’m not sure… Did we mention these two were a barrel of laughs? Seriously funny sequence of photographs to create. I think we may have got just one serious shot… Or maybe not.
Then there were three. Three amazingly beautiful young women. In a stunning photographic location. Selfishly I wanted a slightly different image for this one. A quick look around and there it was. A single shaft of gorgeous sunlight splashing through a wonderful vista. We lined the ladies up against the wall. Then asked them to rush towards us. For the image to work all 3 girls had to have direct light hit them. BINGO, the pixel gods were with us.
Mildura debutante photo shoot with Nadia and Nicholas.
This has to be one of the most fun driveways around the district. Nadia and Nicholas seem to be enjoying it as well.
What is better than an amazing doorway? An amazing doorway with a beautiful young lady in it.
Lots of credit to Nadia for this shot. Looks like a casual snap. But behind the scenes we needed to a bit of juggling to get our angle to work. Ok, that should read a lot of juggling. Sometime simple shots are just a little harder than they look. Fortunately for us, Nadia is a seasoned professional when it comes to photography.
A more formal seated pose for Nadia here. You just have to take a rest sometime during a full on photo shoot.
Nicholas’s turn to go all formal. Well fairly formal. This image is a slightly toned black and white with just a hint of colour.
Full black and white for this half length image. Exactly the same location as the photo above. This time however, shot with a telephoto lens to blurr the background more.
Social Media, we’re back with a gorgeous couple Nicole and Remo.
We’ve been obviously absent from social media for most of this year. There are no excuses. Put simply, there are not enough hours in a day to maintain our busy photography and filming schedule. And be socially active at the same time.
Marking Excitations return to the fold. Nicole and Remo. Some images from a recent debutante photography session we had with them.
Also present during this photography session. One beautiful Ford XY GT. Thanks gentlemen for allowing us to shoot with your vehicle.
Nicole, alights from her carriage.
While we’re in the black and white portrait mode… Here is an image of Remo, relaxing before the event.
And my favorite. Out of the hundreds of images created. This one created in a vineyard is my pic. I know, it will not be everyones choice. But I love the soft muted colours, Nicole’s pose and the lovely difusion created with a long lens.
Having the opportunity to photograph some of the operations within the market was a real buzz for us. We can’t tell you much about the assignment at this stage. Except to say it involves telling a story in pictures, of another Australian fresh produce to the world success.Overview of a very small part of the Melbourne Market. This only tells a small part of the picture. Much of the markets activity takes place away from the trading floors, in the massive warehouses that make up this incredible complex.
We though we knew a fair amount about production and distribution of fresh farm products… Wow this is a whole new world. So much time effort and labour goes into getting Aussie fresh produce all over the world in next to no time. We saw super fresh, high quality produce. Growing in the field yesterday, sold, consolidated and repacked, quality controlled and on its way to the airport before 5am. That produce will be served up in restaurants and resorts on the other side of the world within a day of being harvested… Incredible.
We love telling visual stories. This has been one of the best so far. Following fresh Aussie produce from the farm to the point of departure for markets around our planet
These few wedding photos from Elvira and Ben’s Milduira wedding are way overdue. I hope the wait has been worth it. There isn’t much to say really. The day was perfect. Our couple were obviously wildly in love and their chosen locations… Amazing.Ben with the boys, all ready to go. We were taken by this entrance. The added bonus was being able to get up high and shoot down.Accessory photos form an important part of any wedding day photography session. Finding different ways of shooting accessories is always challenging. This is one, I’m pretty sure we haven’t used before.As wedding photographers, our eyes are trained to see photo opportunities when they arise. Like this image for instance. If we have a naturally elegant bride. It would be silly not to try for some slightly more creative bridal poses. There is another stunning image of Elvira over on our wedding portfolio page
Bride and dad wedding photos often miss out on the blog. Yes, we normally take them but they are usually past over. Not today however. I Love this photograph.While we don’t normally do adverts for anyone on Excitations news blog. We will make an exception just this once. If you are looking for an Amazing garden in which to have your wedding photos taken. Then Maddy and Craig Chislett have just the garden for you. Green, formal, lots of interesting angles plus of course river views. Stunning location for any wedding photography session. The above image created at the end of the properties long formal drive.
Same location this time with the river view… Whoops… We may have gotten a little carried away with the lovely sparkles on the river. Makes a great background for close up wedding portraits like this one. Of course helped along by a couple of good looking models.Currently, every wedding photographer has to have her or his version of a “Sun Flare” photo included in the wedding coverage. What makes this one different? Well….. Oh I know! That is the sun causing the star pattern in the trees. And yes it was actually there. No filters, just good old shoot it as it happens photography.Remember I said these gardens were green… Well here is proof. How much greener do you want? Honestly it was a great pleasure to shoot with these guys. We had a great day. Everything went smoothly and we could have stayed in the gardens for another day, because it is one of those places blessed with amazing light.