Angie & Werner’s Engagement Photo Shoot

June 27, 2012 · 6 comments

in Equipment,Lifestyle,portraiture,Scapes,Tutorials

Angie and I studied Photography together in 2000, but she discovered that her passion was in make-up and pursued a career as a professional make-up artist. Her background in Photography gives her an advantage as a make-up artist because she understands light and how the camera captures make-up. Angie was also recently a finalist in the 2011 Elle Magazine Make-up Artist New Talent Search, but if you ask me, she should have won!

Earlier this year Angie and her long-term love decided to make things official. Naturally my gift to the happy couple was an e-shoot.

Angie is fantastic at project management, and she organised a gorgeous old piano and a location near Cullinan on a piece of private property. She carefully planned the wardrobe for the shoot, and obviously she did her own make-up!

Practically the entire shoot was shot into the sun to create a hazy, dreamy, warm vintage feel. This in itself was a challenge to me because looking into the setting sun for almost 4 hours was immensely difficult to check their expressions as the couple were silhouetted against the bright background. In order to have detail in the shadow areas, I exposed for their faces and over exposed by 1 – 2 stops depending on how the light was at that moment. Most of the images were shot using one of my most loved lenses, the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II lens.

Below is a selection of my favourite images from the afternoon.

Congratulations Angie and Werner, I look forward to the big day!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Gena D July 3, 2012 at 11:04 am

oh my word, I love this shoot!!! Cannot think how much planning went into getting this piano to location, but def. worth it!!!!! Great work Rikki!!!

rikkihibbert July 3, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Thanks Gena! The piano weighed a ton, but was certainly worth the effort ;-)

Julian July 6, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I really love this shoot and the use of the piano! Well done Angel.

Julian July 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm


rikkihibbert July 30, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Thanks Julian! It was such a fun shoot!

T Grobler January 7, 2015 at 3:24 pm

AWESOME photos I just love it

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