LOCATION TO INSPIRATION

Any location can become an inspiration if you know where to look. Here’s a little peak behind the scenes of how photographers can take a drab location and turn it into an awesome photo with our series called “Location to Inspiration.” You don’t need a jaw-dropping view to create beautiful pictures when you can use your imagination and some photo magic!

 

This photo was taken on the beach at the Water’s Edge Resort and Spa in Westbrook CT. The bride was positioned to face a breeze coming off the water and we had her fan the vale out behind her letting the wind lift it into the air for this beautiful photograph. You can’t be afraid to get your clothes dirty when you’re a photographer, lying on the ground is a common occurrence!

 

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We shot a light through this delicate fabric to create the shadows on the wall for this pre-wedding shot with Jacqui.

 

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With some fancy positioning and a good amount of Photoshop to re-build the wall and move the lettering, Kiva was able to take this back alley location and create an awesome retro scene outside of the Officers Club in Newport RI. How cool!.

 

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In this photo, with some creative lighting techniques, we took a sunny but overcast day and created a dark and stormy setting which aligned with the bride and groom’s edgy tastes.

 

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One can only imagine the reaction of Steff and John’s bridal party when Kiva brought them to this construction site. Little did they know, he had picked out this location a week before the wedding and he had a plan!

 

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This photo is a little sneak peak into how a ring shot is captured. Don’t worry, we’re very careful with your jewelry!

 

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This photograph was true inspiration. Kiva used a decorative metal flower he found in the room and with a little creative lighting, projected the flower shadow on the wall behind the bride.

 

This photo was taken on the rocks in front of Castle Hill Inn in Newport RI. The area circled in red is the foreground of the final product. After placing the bride and groom at the far end of the puddle, Kiva laid down and positioned his camera so it was almost touching the top of the water.

This photo was taken on the rocks in front of Castle Hill Inn in Newport RI. The area circled in red is the foreground of the final product. After placing the bride and groom at the far end of the puddle, Kiva laid down and positioned his camera so it was almost touching the top of the water.

 

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Sometimes we even shoot in the studio as shown in this engagement shoot with Steve and Jacqui! Our groom is a photographer himself so he didn’t hesitate to “jump” at this opportunity!

 

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To create the above photograph, Kiva positioned Maria behind the front door to the left while the second photographer used a flash through the glass in the door. This created the beautiful light pattern over her and the wall.

 

Controlling the sun light with the exposure of my camera and the power of my light facing the wall behind them, Kiva was able to achieve this photo straight out of camera with very little editing. The second photo shows the minimal lighting set up and that the picture was actually taken in the middle of the day!

Controlling the sun light with the exposure of my camera and the power of my light facing the wall behind them, Kiva was able to achieve this photo straight out of camera with very little editing. The second photo shows the minimal lighting set up and that the picture was actually taken in the middle of the day!

 

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The red couch next to the wall was moved to the center of room and the shot was taken from the loft.

 

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For this engagement shoot, Kiva had this playful pair splash each other with water in the small stream and shot this intimate moment from the grass beside it. Don’t worry, the couple was totally fine with being wet on this hot day!

 

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This photo was taken at a wedding at the Great River Golf Club in Milford CT. The lights were set up ahead of time so when the bride and groom were brought out, we were prepared to work quickly!

 

 These two photos were taken on short beach in Stratford CT in the middle of the day. I used some very powerful lighting to overpower the light from the sun. This allowed me to under expose the day light and light the people up with my lights. As you can see in the second photograph the first one was taken in the middle of the day, this is how the scene looked to the naked eye before I introduced lighting.

These two photos were taken mid-day on Short Beach in Stratford CT. Some very powerful lighting equipment was used to overpower the sun which allowed us to under expose the day light and brighten the group.

 

This photograph was taken during a reception at the Great River Golf Club in Milford CT. I was using a light about 12 feet off the floor as accent light for photographs on the dance floor and noticed how it was creating the arch shadow on the wall in the bar. This was the moment of my inspiration.

This photograph was taken during a reception at the Great River Golf Club in Milford CT. A light about 12 feet off the floor, which was used as an accent light for shots from the dance floor, created the arch shadow on the wall in the bar.

 

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This photo used the natural lighting that came in from the sides of the overpass accentuated by the curves from the structure of the bridge.

 

These two wedding photographs were taken behind the Residence Inn in Hartford CT. The second photo shows the location. I moved a few pallets and had the guys stand in front of the vented wall on the right.

These two wedding photographs were taken behind the Residence Inn in Hartford CT. The pallets were moved and the groomsmen stood next to the vent to create this edgy shot, Tarantino-esque.

 

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The bridal party tossed the groom up in the air while Kiva stood on the deck above to capture this shot from Shannon and Jesse’s wedding.

 

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A beautiful portrait of a beautiful bride. This photo was taken in a living room with a red accent wall. The lamp to the left was used to illuminate the wall behind the bride for this very clean and beautiful portrait.

 

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When Kiva met with Cassandra and Eric, they showed him a photo by Thomas Barbey and asked if he could replicate it for their wedding day at St Clements Castle. This was the outcome!

 

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