Fred + Tia | Pensacola, FL

Monday, March 23, 2009

Fred and Tia first met at a lounge while out with friends. They caught each others eye but never spoke until they discovered they had mutual acquaintances. Their friends wanted to party late that night but Fred was the perfect gentleman and wanted to make sure that Tia got home safely. He offered her a ride to her parents house and from that night on the two have been inseparable.

For this shoot I traveled to my hometown, Pensacola. Oh how I miss the beach and the seafood! And my family. My younger brother tagged along to assist me with equipment. He now knows the difference between an 85mm, 24 - 70mm, and 70 - 200mm lens. He can also tell you what I would do to him if any of those lenses were to drop while he was holding them. Thanks for your help bro!

Back to the shoot. After a crazy flight delay Wednesday, I arrived in Pensacola and went straight out to research locations to shoot. I quickly decided on the bay front, downtown, and the pier at the beach. Tia and I exchanged a few emails and we were set for the next day.

We all arrived early on Thursday for the session. An empty bay front the day before turned into a buzzing attraction as my subjects' steamy shoot was hotter than the sunset to the west. I had several people tap me on the shoulder to ask was I filming a Hollywood movie scene (with a still camera???).

I'll shoot Fred and Tia's wedding later this summer in Destin, FL. The ladies at Bliss Events are really working hard to make the occasion unique and I can't wait to capture all of the details!

- KNIGHT

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23 comments:

Lechelle said...

Beautiful...they look wonderful together!!! I can't wait to see the wedding picture.

Lola-Diana said...

Beautiful! You capture chemistry on camera so candidly!

Dennis said...

Well done Ross! Well Done!

Anonymous said...

The make a lovely couple!

Kerline Docteur said...

What a cute couple. I love the color contrast from the water under the Pier, her dress and their skin tones...very nice.

Anonymous said...

They make a lovely couple!

Wes and Rae Leytham said...

Gorgeous! We do have pretty beaches in Pcola and I am glad you had such beautiful weather for such a lovely couple.

Racquel Simone said...

This is fabulous....beautiful work...made me emotional and I don't even know them!! LOL.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. I couldn't wait for you to put them up. Reallt different and nice. You're just creative. great job.




Natasha from N.Y

Darcita said...

Who is fierce now!!!!! The passion is so emminent..I can feel it through the screen:)Beautiful capture.

kmr said...

Lovely. Can't wait for the wedding photos.

Simi said...

Amazing shots here Ross! I agree that the contrast of the water against her dress color rocks! Oh by the way he has amazing eyes. Lovely capture on this one Ross.

Sonia said...

Ross, these are sooo hot!

Tia said...

Ross, your work is incredible! Fred and I are speechless when looking at the couple in these images…yet, we feel so blessed and so proud to say, “We’re that couple”! Thank you! We are honored and couldn’t be more thrilled that you will be photographing one of the most important days of our life!

Dawn said...

Ross,
Thses pictures are simply beautiful, you can feel the love between this couple!

Dawn

Anonymous said...

Tia and Fred, these are gorgeous! What a handsome couple you two make. I cannot wait to see what Lara and the other Bliss ladies come up with for your big day. I'm so jealous they get to work with clients with such style and charm. Maybe I'll have to come back to work for one day :)

Hope said...

Oh my, Blush.
ROMANCE INDEED.

Simply Beau-tific.

Anonymous said...

They look like they had a ball! I love the silhouette Ross! Hot!!

Aleshia

Traybay said...

What a beautiful couple!!! Can't wait to see the children!! My favorite shots are 4 (backlighted)and 5 (shallow depth of field(is that right?) with the fence that just seems to go on and on). Once a again Ross...beautiful work.

ONADA Photography said...

love this engagement session!

Brey said...

Ross, I am SURE you have heard this before but I don't want it to take away from the depth in which I speak this.

You ARE touched by God in your craft. Your eye is spiritually intervened. You are definitely a vessel being used and it comes across in your art. The photos you take are not just photos, they speak to the viewer. I had to say that and God willing in his awesomeness, me and my future "intended" (whoever or wherever he may be) will meet you face to face one day as you document our love and committment.

Continue to work in his awesomeness. I LOVE experiencing it!

Xiomara said...

These are waaaayyy HOT!! WOW

Desirable Weddings said...

Gorgeous photo shoot. The couple look very much in love and they looked like they had a brilliant time. Great memories for them.