I don’t think I’ve ever shed a tear over one of my own photos but when I saw this particular photo of Tara and Adam last night something about it made me well up a little.
And the truth about the photo is that the flash didn’t fire when I took it (it was tired at that point and needed a little nap).
Being resourceful, I decided I would lighten the heck out of the curves in photoshop and see what I could do to make it usable. After I lightened it I converted it to B&W and added a ton of grain! Tim Gunn from Project Runway would say “make it work” so I “made it work.”
To get a better idea of what the photo really looks like click HERE to see a really large version.
There were so many more great moments in the over 1400 photos that I took but for some reason in today’s blog post I’m focused all on the first dance. I guess it’s the emotion I was able to see and feel from the couple that makes me want to highlight the photos.
I love how his hand is on her back..
And a little texture…
I love how Adam looks at Tara here…
…and how they look at each other here:
And I did a little bit of a film looking effect for this (SX-70)
A “tea stained” look for this one:
And this is to die for…it was like they were alone in a room full of strangers…
…and a similar moment to the one above with texture:
As the dance ended…
What a moment…what a couple!