Terry + Bernadette | Las Vegas, NV - Sepia Love

Friday, April 25, 2008

Since many of my clients become true friends of mine, celebrating their weddings and other special moments in their lives become personal to me. Terry and Bernadette are a true example of this. I met Terry back in 2003 when I moved 40 minutes south of Atlanta to save money to purchase my fist home (2004). Terry was a friend of a friend and we were introduced briefly not really knowing that our paths would cross again and again. Fast forward to 2006 when Terry contacted me about a wonderful young lady that he met in Las Vegas and had been dating for some time. He wanted me to document his proposal to her at The Chateau Elan Winery. That's when I met Bernadette. Since then, we have become great friends and get to hang out when we're in the same city.

Today both of them were feeling the stress of the wedding. Check out the first picture below. Friends and family were still arriving in town, suits being delivered, dress to be picked up, and there are events planned every night up until the wedding. So I decided to get them away from their cell phones and out to take a few pictures. Luckily, the beautiful Lake Las Vegas Resort complimented this equally beautiful couple perfectly.

We were shooting during mid-day so the challenge was the harsh light outdoors. I worked creatively to capture the couple's personality and use compositions that matched their style. Oh yeah, that checkers game was not a set up. It was real! Check how serious Terry was thinking about his next move.

Terry - ever the dapper gentleman

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Bernadette - with her gorgeous smile

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Classic Sepia Love


- KNIGHT



















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22 comments:

Natarsha said...

Love it! I also like the Sepia look...Amazing as always :)

Teka-Ann S. Haynes said...

Beautiful and their personalities are captured. Great job! Love that pic with Terry sitting over the checkers game wearing shades and the game is reflected thru his lens. Dat haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad!

KNIGHT said...

Natarsha - I hope you are enjoying your travels abroad!

- KNIGHT

KNIGHT said...

Teka-Ann,

You always pick up on the slightest details and I can appreciate that. I was really working hard to get the checker board in the shot. You should see that image full-size!

Heard you met Mrs. KNIGHT at the conference on the West Coast. That's great!

Be blessed.

- KNIGHT

"rok enthusiast" said...

ROK your AMAZING!

phillygirl16 said...

Breathtaking! Looks like a lot of fun too.

Photogenic said...

Stellar work Mr. Knight!! I went to highschool with Terry (shout out A.H. Parker High) and I'm very happy to see him successful with life and love! Have yourself some fun in that desert heat....

Deitra said...

Ross, you are a master at the depth of field. Those last two pics with the close up of the tiny flowers and leaves in focus and just the right softness to the couple in the background is wonderful.

KNIGHT said...

Thanks Deitra, those last two shots are my favorites. I'm already thinking about doing a large format print of one of them. Take care and blog you later.

- KNIGHT

Troy said...

Bruh, the things that you are able to do with a shutter, lens and natural light are both amazing and unfair at the same time. Kill 'em, Ross, kill 'em! I would have never thought to compose some of the shots that you do - photojournalism at its best! Now, I need to go and propose to my wife all over again just to get you to shoot our engagement session and wedding! I wonder if she'd say yes.......hmmmm! Peace brother! Be blessed and hope the shoot goes phenomenally well tomorrow! Peace!

KNIGHT said...

Troy, I'm sure she'd say yes! Talk to you when I come to D.C. next. Thanks for your comments - this couple is really special.

- KNIGHT

K.C. Lewis said...

Ross, You keep always keep me inspired!, it's almost been 1 years since "Remember the Ritz", How has life changed since then?, reading the blogs looks like you already jumped the broom, congrats to you and the wife!

fyahbun said...

Great pictures Ross. But I wouldn't expect anything less!

Keep doing what you do:)
Shawn

myuniq1 said...

woohoo for wedding season!
love goes around and it comes through your lens(es)! so glad. safe travels and great memories.

clo said...

Hey Ross,
When you don't blog for days at a time it drives me crazy but I now you are out creating masterpieces and this one delivers as they all do! Fantastic shots!
Walk in His light!

Simi said...

Hey Ross as always I love your work. Love the way the sepia just simplifies the story you have to tell and keeps my eyes focused on the couple. They are a gorgeous couple! They look like they are having fun and I am sure they will remember how fun it was to do the shoot every time they see the photos.

Like Troy said you've got major skills and the way you tell stories is amazing. Great work. Love the fourth shot the light and shadow work perfectly to tell the story of a couple relaxed spending time with each other. Really like the way you framed all the shots.

Nice work with the shot of the game and his drink in his shades.

My favorite is the one with her smiling at you as he observes her in the background.

At the risk of repeating myself, bravo!

Natarsha said...

Hi Ross, I am having a great time, but I can't wait to get back home..lol

Hope all is well.

Take care!

KNIGHT said...

Hey Clo, looking forward to seeing you at the next workshop in Atlanta. Contact our office when you get a chance.

- KNIGHT

Prudi Pru said...

Great job as always. I love the way that you're able to capture the spontaneity and feeling of the moment. It is truly a gift. My photos don't even come close. It's not the camera is the user. I love the shots. So help me out...I'm looking at picture 4 and 8. picture 4 shows the feet and picture 8 seems to be the same shot just wider. Is that editing? Or changes to the flash. How did you get picture 4 to be so shadowed and dark but not on picture 8? By the way, I've settled on the D30...now I need to pick your brain about new lenses. ;) Can't wait for the wedding pics...

E. Payne said...

Tasteful, insightful, timeless...as always, Mr. Knight. Time is only making you better...

KNIGHT said...

Hi Prudi pru, It was 12 noon during this shoot so I didn't bring a flash with me. I'll explain these shots in detail at the workshop. Picture 4 and 8 are two different shots if you look at the position of the cocktails and the palm tree.

Way to go with the camera! See you soon.

- KNIGHT

KNIGHT said...

Hi Prudi pru, It was 12 noon during this shoot so I didn't bring a flash with me. I'll explain these shots in detail at the workshop. Picture 4 and 8 are two different shots if you look at the position of the cocktails and the palm tree.

Way to go with the camera! See you soon.

- KNIGHT