A Rant for today...
OK, my life has become totally overwhelmed and engrossed with wedding details. I have spent loads of time finding wedding photographers and wedding info on blogs, then adding them to my Google reader. I then wait happily for them to post something daily. For hints of things I am forgetting to do, things I don't even know I am forgetting. Truthfully, they have been loads of help!! The internet really is a wonderful place. I read about wedding stuff (Weddings are all about stuff) and drool over some fantastic images. BUT... why the heck do so many of the high end photographers continually take engagement session images of couples with mad faces. Isn't this supposed to be the most wonderful time of their life? Scowling engagement images, what the heck am I missing here? Is this what they want to share with the family? Look back on and remember? I would love for someone to enlighten me. Maybe I am just stuck in Kristen and Dustin land. They cannot be together and not smile, it's an impossibility. Even if it meant scowling would save the world from coming to an end. They glow, they giggle, they HAVE to touch each other. Holly, the loyal sister, lovely maid of honor... makes gagging noises. =)
For today's image. I give you the lovely couple. One of the more sedate images from their engagement session. They may not be full out smiling but I dare you to say, they don't glow.
A simple way to have the same processing effect on your images.
Duplicate your image and change to a black and white.
Reduce the opacity of the black and white image until you like the muted tone.
Create a new blank layer above and fill with a soft yellow. Changing the blend mode to softlight.
Now reduce the opacity until you like the color amount.
In case you are wedding crazy also. Here are a few of my favs!
None of these are who I speak of. ;-)
One White Dress
She Walks In Beauty
Snippet & Ink
The Bride's Cafe