This past Saturday we spent the afternoon shooting Chad & Heather’s engagement pictures! We started off in downtown Toledo, and then ended at a Football Stadium. Needless to say, these two are huge fans of football, although they each support … Continue reading
This past fall I had the privilege of photographing Derik & Sarah’s engagement session. We started off at Pearson Park, then ended at the Toledo Docks. We had a cold, windy day, but that didn’t stop these two from having … Continue reading
For Steve & Nicole’s September engagement session, we went to Side Cut Park, which is absolutely gorgeous! We shot the pictures a couple hours before the sun started to go down, so towards the end of the photo shoot, the … Continue reading
Since we have been extremely busy with a lot of engagement shoots recently, we haven’t had a chance to post any previews! This engagement session is from back in August. Drew & Tiffanie were so fun, and were willing to … Continue reading
We are offering a free engagement session to one lucky couple! To enter, visit our facebook page and check out the details. www.facebook.com/rusticreflectionsphotography The contest will end on November 3, 2012. Be sure to tell your friends and family and good luck!
We had such a great time shooting Dalton & Erica’s engagement pictures! These two love to have fun and be silly with each other, and it translates into their photos! We can’t for their wedding in February, it’s going to be at an amazing location! Here is a quick preview of their shoot, and we will have a album up soon! Enjoy!
As photographers we spend money on lens hoods, or change our camera angles to try to avoid getting a sun flare in a photo. Sun flares, or glares have typically always been thought of as a photo “no-no”! Recently they have started to become more popular, and now you can actually purchase actions or presets for your editing software that will add a sun flare or sunburst into your photo. I have to say that personally, I LOVE the look of a sun flare in certain photos! Is it right for every photo? No. It must be used sparingly, but with the right approach, it can look artsy and fabulous! Who says we can’t break the rules sometimes!? 🙂 Here is an example of a photo where a sun flare adds an artsy, softer edge to the photo.
I have to say I love the final outcome of this photo.! It tells a story, and draws the focus to the subject, since it eliminates the background. Every photographer will have a difference of opinion on the sun flare issue: whether or not to use it, how much to use, when to use…etc. But hey! Why not try it out? You might fall in love!
Leave a comment on what you think of the before and after photos, and for all you amazing Rustic Reflections Photography clients, if you like the sun flare look, be sure to let me know so I add a couple into your next shoot! 🙂