Connie's got a infectious laugh and beautiful eyes, and Drew is a tall, gentle, soft-spoken outdoor enthusiast. While her outgoing personality makes Connie a better model of the two, Drew has subtle yet apparent charisma that often found in a 30's Hollywood star.
The session was shot in a very tight time frame. By the time the couple arrived, it was quite dark. After we decided that we had time for only one location, the group rushed to Iona Island about 10 minutes drive away and start shooting immediately. Maybe limited by the lighting condition, or maybe inspired by Drew's subtle resemblance to Clark Gable and the wide-open field of the Island, I decided to shoot the couple with a "Gone with the Wind" kind of feel.
The result turned out to be just like what I wanted -landscape kind of composition, dark cloud, open field, faded colors, strong contrast, and very coarse.
The tone is quite unconventional for an engagement set, but I knew that was something Connie and Drew would like - wild, epic, old-school, and "silver lining in a dark cloud" kind of feel. Fortunately, I was right.
這組訂婚照是在很短的時間內拍攝的。 當他們到達時，天色已經很暗了。 我們放棄了計劃好的多個場景的拍攝，開車直奔計劃的最好一站 - 離開我工作室10分鍾車程的Iona 島。 也許是被漸暗的天空所限制，或許是被Drew類似克拉克-蓋博氣質所啓發，我決定幫他們拍攝一套類似老電影“飄”風格的照片。
最後的成品效果和我想象的一樣 - 風景片的構圖，低暗的雲層，開闊的荒野，褪去的色彩，強烈的反差，和舊片的質感。