When I shoot an engagement session with a couple, we share things about each other to help us all get to know one another before the big wedding day celebration… With Jenny and Ron, they shared with me a lot of laughs and love that evening! You can really feel the connection between them, as Jenny has a boisterous personality with a smile that lights up the room, and Ron is quieter, but every bit as smitten in return! They wonderfully compliment each other, and I think you can really feel the heat – and the fun! – in these photos! I can’t wait to share their wedding celebration with them!
Do you own a camera that has more than one button? Do you ever wonder what all those OTHER buttons and knobs and dials are for, and what they do?
Did you get a new camera for Christmas and it’s still sitting in the box because you’re afraid to touch it?
Are you sick of all your friends taking better pictures of THEIR kids than you do of YOURS?
The classes I teach aim to address every one of these questions and more! The CONQUER YOUR CAMERA classes are a great way to familiarize yourself with your big fancy toy, stop being afraid of taking it OFF “auto”, and start taking BETTER photos of your friends and family!
Classes will be: Sunday, March 30th, at 2pm-4pm,
Hope to see you there!
After having to cancel once due to extreme weather, we got lucky when I got to hang out with the Prieur family on their farm…there was snow, but the sun came out to warm us JUST enough to keep the smiles going! Not that they needed any help…there was more than enough smiling and laughing to go around – AS WELL as cute kids!
Hit LIKE to tell everyone how GREAT they look, and don’t forget to SHARE on the facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/derekcooksonphotography so others can enjoy too!
Give Krista and Craig some credit…not only did they brave the VERY cold night to take some engagement photos, they kept taking their coats off whenever I asked them too! But despite the freezing temps, they kept warm with snuggles, smooches, and the warm glow of the Rochester lights! Hit LIKE and wish them a HUGE congratulations, and don’t forget to check out dcooksonphoto.com for even more fun engagement photography!
I’ve taught classes before, but this was my first “Workshop” for photographers, and we all had a blast!
So I posted around in some photographer forums seeing who would be interested in joining me, and got 7 of us together to travel to St. Joseph, Michigan for the day! We all shared our knowledge with each other, froze our behinds off (Late October on the beach…but these girls were troopers and up for anything!), and had MORE than a couple laughs with our gorgeous models…and their moms! (traveling stylists?)
Here are a collection of my favourites from the day. I will put up my shots first, and then in a separate post, I will spotlight some of the work from the other photographers who came to shoot alongside me!
Thank you to all of the photographers who came along, and the Five beautiful brides who hopefully have a day (and photos) they will remember and treasure for the rest of their lives!
It was a wonderful night when Debra and John confirmed their love in front of their family and friends, all at their house to celebrate together! It was a beautiful night, and even though I was just meeting them for the first time, their family treated me like one of their own…so I knew right away what a special group I was with! Please hit “LIKE” so you can congratulate them and tag your friends, over at the facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/derekcooksonphotography