Mike and Tiffany, an Engagement Photoshoot

Photography is my hobby, not my job, so I can afford to pick and choose what I want to shoot.

One of the reasons I took this job was that the prime location was to shoot from the top of the top of the Space Needle. Yes, the very top. Also, Mike and Tiffany are awesome! Seriously, this wedding is going to be the bomb.

These photos were from back in January, over my birthday weekend. Rachel made a surprise visit to Seattle, so I roped her in to helping me set up these shots and providing assistance as a voice activated light stand. Unfortunately it was overcast (not so much of a problem) and really windy (much more of a problem), so we didn’t get any superb shots.

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50.0 mm || 1/500 || f/5.6 || ISO400 || NIKON D7000
Seattle, Washington, United States

It was still a fun challenge and I’d do it again.

Fortunately, we had a backup plan. Retreating to terra firma, we headed over to Gas Works Park, which has some awesome locations that I was familiar with from a shoot a couple of years ago.

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44.0 mm || 1/160 || f/4.2 || ISO400 || NIKON D7000
Seattle, Washington, United States


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70.0 mm || 1/125 || f/4.5 || ISO400 || NIKON D7000
Seattle, Washington, United States


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18.0 mm || 1/160 || f/4.0 || ISO400 || NIKON D7000
Seattle, Washington, United States


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18.0 mm || 1/250 || f/10.0 || ISO400 || NIKON D7000
Seattle, Washington, United States


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18.0 mm || 1/500 || f/5.6 || ISO400 || NIKON D7000
Seattle, Washington, United States


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18.0 mm || 1/320 || f/5.6 || ISO400 || NIKON D7000
Seattle, Washington, United States

See the rest of the excellent photos on Flickr: Mike and Tiffany

Photographer for Hire

Background: Another couple friends of mine got engaged this past weekend. I was talking with them at Old Chicago’s (which is where we go after Merge) and they were wondering if I’d shoot their Engagement photos. I said yes, explaining to them how I’ve been wanting to do more portrait photography this year. I was eventually planning on blogging about, but I guess I just do it now.

I feel that I’m pretty much at a place where I feel confident offering my photography skills for hire. I’m also looking for a new challenge in photography, mainly taking pictures of people.

I have not set rates yet, but I guarantee that they will be very competitive. I would be interested in shooting engagement photos and general portraits. I would not like to shoot birthday parties or other real-time events for the time being, this means that I probably would not shooting weddings, although feel free to ask.

I currently have Fridays and weekends available, so drop me a line if you’re even interested (my contact information is always on the front of my blog). I’m definitely up for negotiating prices, so you really have nothing to lose.

To give you an idea of what I’m thinking about offering:

  • Taking 100-200 photos over a couple hours on location(s)
  • Delivering 25-75 processed photos in JPEG (possibly DNG if requested)
  • Physical prints would be extra, but affordable with minimal markup
  • Option for producing a photobook
  • Online photo gallery (probably through Flickr, maybe through another source)

Thoughts?

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