Photo of the Week, Vol. 4

Last weekend I got together with Annie and Chris for an engagement session on a beautiful sunny afternoon in downtown Kansas City. We started out at the Guild, an incredible event space with an absolutely gorgeous chandelier right smack dab in the middle of a spacious room. Mackenzie, my assistant for the day, and I arrived about 30 minutes in advance, testing different setups and making sure our light sources were balanced so that the chandelier and subjects were the as close in color in camera (blue light source with warm chandelier). I am so excited for Annie and Chris and I cannot wait for their August wedding!

Once they arrived we were ready to rock and we made a series of images I was happy with. Next we moved into a room at the Guild that has these massive windows, the light gushing through them was so soft we just had to make a series of images in this room, too. Next we headed to Three Points where Chris asked Annie to be his wife back a couple months ago. The view of Kansas City from there is incredible. You have a 360º view of the skyline, Power and Light, the Western Auto building and of course the incredible Kaufmann Center.

Our next move was to head over to the Kauffman Center to do a series of images. Sadly when I had called the center earlier that day I was told there wasn’t an event but when we showed up there we were told that 4,000 people were about to be let out of the center. Obviously we wanted no part of that and we had to head over to Union Station.

At Union Station I knew of a bridge that typically isn’t too busy and we made several images there that turned out nicely – the lines and soft light being diffused by the now cloudy Kansas sky was really working with the neutral/blue colors. We finished off our shoot near some trains on the west side of Union Station, a series of images that are some of my favorite I’ve done for a couple.

Check out the rest of my Photo(s) of the Week here:

Photo Specs:
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8
Canon 50mm f/1.2
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8

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