Jun 30, 2011

Katie Ponozzo dance portraits by the Boise River Greenbelt, by Mike Reid-All Outdoor Photography.

Great dance portrait shoot by the Boise River and Greenbelt with Katie Ponozzo, a beautiful Boise contemporary dancer. A bit late in the day but there were just enough thin clouds to take the edge off the sunlight. Most of the shots are on an old bridge over the Boise river.

Katie is so easy to shoot, I pick the background and the light and I put Katie in position then I shoot whatever she does. She obviously doesn't need any coaching from me :).

Used the Nikon D700 with the 24-70 and the Nikon D3 with the 70-200.
Used an SB800 with a 42" softbox for the D700 shots.

The D3 shots are all natural light, they are easy to spot as they are the ones with the major telephoto bokeh effect. I love to shoot portraits at, or as close as I can get to 200mm.

Katie and I have shot together a few times now and there are a few in this bunch that are some of my favorite shots we have created in our collaboration.

Thanks again Katie, great stuff!

Her entire gallery is here: http://alloutdoor.smugmug.com/Other/Katie-River-Dance/17799490_rxjnQW#1360407898_LtZ7S6K

Jun 23, 2011

Palina and Steve's engagement portraits at The Bishop's House and The Old Penitentiary in Boise, by All Outdoor Photography.

Palina and Steve, what a great couple. These two are so into each other, one of those couples that was meant to be together.
We started off slow but once they got into the flow of it and realized it was going to be fun we took a record number of pictures...and so many good ones. I didn't use any lights at this shoot and my photo count increased dramatically because of it. I didn't realize how disruptive using lights was until I didn't use any.

Of course the lights create such a different look, not better, but different.

All with the Nikon D3 and the 70-200 at 2.8 or 4.
Pretty straight forward shoot really. They were both comfortable in front of the camera, great sports and by the end we had one of my favorite engagement galleries.
Steve said the photo shoot experience felt like more of a date, and he really enjoyed the shoot, which makes sense because it sure looks like they are having fun in the pictures.

Check out the entire gallery to really get a feel for it: http://alloutdoor.smugmug.com/Engagement-galleries/Palina-and-SteveBoise/17663472_KBndGq#1346993045_PkJRWfg

Jun 7, 2011

Bachelorette party with Lindsay and friends. By AO Boudoir Boise Portrait Photography, Mike Reid.

Lindsay thought it would be fun to combine a bachelorette party with a boudoir shoot....she was right. 5 girls in the room, lots of hair and makeup being done and outfits flying around the room. Everybody had a lot of fun and what a great idea it turned out to be.
Took about 2 hours to shoot everybody and when not shooting the girls went back to the party or watched each other.
As you can imagine for me it all moved really fast and the shoot was over so fast.
Almost all with natural window light until the pillow fight and then for the bathtub shots there was no window in there.
Shot with the d700 24-70 2.8 mostly and a few with the d3 and the 85 1.4. The room was very small so needed the wider angle for the most part.

Here is the link to the gallery with lots of fun shots...don't miss the sneak attack pillow fight at the end: