Autumn is in full swing here in the Midwest and I can’t get enough of this gorgeous light. I spent the weekend shooting family photos amongst the fall foliage. Today I went out to run errands and vote and tool some quick snaps with my iPhone. Get out there and enjoy the beauty of nature. It heals your soul. Also, vote early and spend Election Day volunteering to get your fellow citizens to the polls. Head over to Vote.org to find out how you can get involved.
I started another 365 project on Monday. My friend wanted to begin one so I decided to join her. We didn’t wait until the beginning of the month, we jumped right on in. Today I went out looking for some Autumn foliage and found these little pops of color at the Lawrence Arboretum. Armed with my trusty Nikon D800 with my Lensbaby Edge 80 and Sweet 35 I captured some nice images with the perfect amount of bokeh. It was a lovely afternoon.
These two are some of my favorite people on the planet. When we were deciding where to shoot their engagement photos downtown Lawrence was our first choice.
Mike and Diana live near downtown and have worked and played their for many years. We began in South Park and stopped at a few places along the way. Some were planned, break at the Red Lyon for a quick beer, and some were discovered along the way.
I was especially excited to find a new spot near Bon Bon and the new Lawrence Arts District that has so many possibilities for cool photos.
It was a really fun evening and I can’t wait for their wedding!
I went out this afternoon with the goal of capturing the beautiful Autumn colors. What I discovered was I was more fascinated by the light than the color. You never know what will inspire you. I like to challenge myself to only 24 shots. Mostly because I could shoot all day, haha, but mainly I do this to force myself to slow down and take better photos. Taking time to enjoy the scene, find a subject and look for the light make these little jaunts so relaxing for me. I think they also make me a better portrait photographer. These images were shot with my Nikon D300s, Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge80 optic, sent to my iPhone via Mobi card and edited with the VSCO app. I like this setup because it’s lightweight and mobile which allows me more freedom than when I am carrying a lot of gear.