These images are from a Scott Robert workshop that I attended back in November of last year. It was the second of two workshops done at the historic San Juan Capistrano Mission. I can’t believe I almost forgot to post these. I’ve been pretty busy with weddings and engagements that some of my workshop images have taken a backseat. Better (5 months) late than never.
This workshop focused on posing. Mainly, group posing and posing to tell a story. With groups, the primary goal is to create interest and diversity. With a large group of people in a shot, it’s important to have everyone involved to keep the viewer’s attention. This skill is very helpful with large bridal parties. Posing a couple is a basic skill needed by all wedding photographers. But to create a more dynamic image, Scott teaches how to pose a couple while creating a story. Again, a way to keep the viewer’s attention and vary from the common poses.
As in all of Scott’s workshops, we are encouraged to create drama with light. In the last few images I used an orange gel on my strobe to create a sunset feel. Way more interesting than the available sun at 2pm.
All the models and dancers were awesome. The authentic costumes and Folklore Mexicana dancers were a perfect fit for the setting. Although the images don’t seem wedding related, you can easily substitute in a bride & groom or a bridal party. Overall, some great tools for when you’re in the middle of a wedding day rush with only 10 minutes to do bridal portraits.
Scott Robert Lim Workshop
San Juan Capistrano Mission
Dancers: Folklore Mexicana
Model Makeup/Hair: Vivian Tran and the All Made Up Team
Dancer Makeup: Christy Stevens