Hi friends! Hope your Wednesday is starting off perfectly! 😀
As most of you know, we shot and posted an engagement session on Saturday… Lauren and Danny’s (who were getting married the very next day).
The photo of them on a tree got us lots of high fives. 😀 Thanks for always being so kind to us. I won’t lie, I was really proud of it.
That being said, there were a few people who thought we/they worked much harder for that image than we did.
“Hmmm. that tree looks Photoshoppy?” -Shelly
“Wow You got them up a tree. Awesome! I love that shot.” -Mario
Maybe it looked like I superimposed them into that tree using Photoshop… that I took a photo of the tree and an image of them separately and pieced them together.
….or maybe I had brought a ladder and asked them to climb into the branch….
But…. we didn’t do either of those things….
“Tricky…. tricky. That tree branch is much closer to the ground than it appears.” -Tracy
Our clients have often heard me say, after showing up to a scene that looks less than picturesque… “It’s all about the crop!” They smile, nod and trust me. 😀 (Right Anthony 😉 )
Admittedly, getting the crop just right took me a little bit. Finding a way to remove that building thing from the image took some belly wiggling up that hill. 🙂
To prove that the scene is real… I’m posting a “getting my camera settings right before I make this perfect” image. The only Photoshopping that I did was remove an old frayed rope that appeared to be a noose (though, was probably an old rope swing)… I’m sure you understand!
Thanks for being the best blog readers/commenters in the world. You guys have a way of always keeping me motivated. Thank you. 🙂
Much love friends!
PS. I just realized that “belly wiggling” sounds like an innuendo for something that has nothing to do with cropping! 😀
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So. Awesome. Thanks for this “behind the scenes” post!
That IS such an awesome shot! 🙂
As if you needed another reason to be awesome!!!
You’re amazing. Period.
You guys never cease to amaze me. That’s some crisp photoshopping too with the noose/rope! Well done!
you do make the best out of any location!
I’m VERY surprised and also high-fiving you from CA, do you feel it???
That was definitely my favorite from that post. I got engaged under 400 year old oak trees that touched the ground, so some day I want a photo of me and my future hubby just. like. this. Beautiful shot.
Awesome! Way to rock it out, as always!!
Well you are absolutely amazing as usual! I sure hope a workshop is coming to Northern California. Last year I talked to Mike about hosting one, but never heard back. Love your work!
Too sweet of you to share! I love seeing behind the scene posts. I wish Mike had gotten a picture of your “belly wiggling” 🙂
Love reading the inner workings of your amazing skills!
fantasticness. you guys rule!
This is just awesome. It makes the tree picture so much more interesting to me, to see how the scenery really was around it. I mean, any person with a camera would have thought this tree looked cool. But it took somebody really special to look for and find the perfect distance & angle to create a truly amazing photograph. And that’s why I follow your blog religiously ^^
it is awesome 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Love this. A fine example that it’s just as much about what you don’t show. Brilliant comp, crop, and post.
I love this! Always fun to see how you work, doll.
That photoshoppy comment makes me sad. It didn’t even include a positive note. Let’s all play nice, especially when people work so hard!!!
Oooh I love that you gave us some insider/behind the scenes knowledge. Awesome shot. Thanks Bobbi! 🙂
Too bad Mike didn’t get a behind-the-scenes this-is-Bobbi-getting -the-perfect-shot shot!
I actually really enjoyed this post, lol!
Awesome awesome photo!!
YES! I got it right! Where’s my prize!? Haha. JK. I only knew that because you had another picture of just their feet and you could see the ground. DUH! 😀
I think it’s an awesome shot, not photoshoppy at all. You can make it what you want, right?