Danielle & Johnny | A few frames | The Landing, Masterton Wedding Photography

Photographers will probably know what I mean when I say that I feel like my style is constantly evolving, and sometimes I can’t see where it’s taking me (a big part of the fun). Lately, I’ve been driven by token light; those little rays of sunshine that battle to break their way through the clouds and land on a certain spot. Yesterday, on an otherwise lovely overcast day, it took me to a spectacular place. I spotted it out of the corner of my eye in the middle of photographing the very awesome Danielle and Johnny in front of a hilarious herd of cattle that wanted to watch them have their photos taken. A little piece of sun had broken through and bathed a little knoll on the other side of the field in glorious light. I had a moments’ hesitation – clouds move quickly and getting Danielle to run over a field in a designer dress (Louise Anderson) would be for nothing if they closed in again straight away!

But it was worth it. Standing there photographing Danielle and Johnny in front of this 5 minute window of sunlight was simply heaven.

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People who know me know I love to spend a lot of time in Photoshop. But in this case, this rare example, it was easy to let the sunlight do the job for me. Other than a slight tweaking of curves and some care on skin tones with dodging and burning, these are pretty much straight out of camera.

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  • mikeApril 15, 2012 - 4:02 am

    How lovely! Great use of the light there.

  • Sam GibsonApril 15, 2012 - 10:16 am

    Gorgeous Mary! Love that last one especially. Beautiful flare too

  • Joel CApril 15, 2012 - 11:14 am

    Cool shots, very different.

  • Daniel K CheungApril 15, 2012 - 2:18 pm

    Keep on evolving. Never settle. Because life is a journey. Great stuff Mary.

  • HeatherApril 15, 2012 - 7:22 pm

    LOVE that second one!!

  • JamesApril 15, 2012 - 9:41 pm

    Holy Cow…literally speachless…awesome sunset shots you should be very proud

  • carolineApril 15, 2012 - 9:46 pm

    i love love love these! Just beautiful light!

  • BrittanyApril 16, 2012 - 3:51 am

    These frames are amazing.Beautiful light!

  • Matthew MeadApril 16, 2012 - 8:18 am

    Wow. Number two is rocking my world!!!

  • ShellaApril 16, 2012 - 12:42 pm

    Wowee, pretty light gorgeous couple!!!

  • Steve KooApril 16, 2012 - 5:38 pm

    Such awesome light! Nice work, Mary!

  • danApril 16, 2012 - 6:14 pm

    these are awesome, that first one is very dreamy!

  • ALMA //April 17, 2012 - 2:36 am

    Whoa — sooo good!!

  • DerekApril 26, 2012 - 5:09 am

    Gorgeous session Mary, first one is incredible!

  • Melissa AveyMay 16, 2012 - 3:34 am

    Wow! These are stunning..I love the lighting and their attire! Great work!