Carolina Bride

The Photography Workshop

Dynamic: Indigo Photography

Love fantastic photography but don’t know how to describe it? We tasked six of Charlotte’s finest with the challenge of showcasing the terms and techniques to help you find your aesthetic. Of course, each photographer here has the skills to capture a wide range of styles, but for this quick-hit engagement session, they each demonstrated their favorite flair.

Dynamic



Indigo Photography

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www.indigocharlotte.com

Editorial portraiture



Dramatic



Couple + Visual Concept = Story



Work away from iconic settings



Atmospheric texture produced by a balance of ambient and studio lighting



Infuse image with an editorial feel

Whimsical



LunahZon Photography

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www.lunahzon.com

Vibrant



In the moment



Utilize natural textures



Emphasis on movement and action



Embraces “different” couples, ideas, and techniques: fun & funky in all respects



Shoots through objects to give additional color and pop

Vintage



The Schultzes

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www.lovetheschultzes.com

Use wide apertures, which creates a very shallow depth of field



Drawn to using soft, natural backlight



Warm, soft, slightly muted tones for post processing



Clean & Simple

Editorial



Sean Pressley

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www.seanpressley.com

High contrast lighting—many times artificial



Edgy



Editorial style



Intimate close portraiture



Use of strobes, whether indoor or outdoors

Timeless



Nathan Abplanalp Photography

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www.nathanabplanalp.com

Simple and timeless composition



Primarily soft light sources for a dreamy quality



Elegant



Thoughtful



Posed yet candid feel

Fresh



Smitten & Hooked

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www.smittenandhooked.com

Off-camera lighting for drama



Use of negative space



Background simple and clean



Wide-angle lenses



Modern



Fun



Slow shutter to catch movement







Special Thanks

Hair by Rebekah McCann and Leigh Claiborne, Orange Olive Hair Gallery

Makeup by Champa

Bride & Groom: Tiffany & Michael Tarver

Shot on location: Solstice Tavern, Heist Brewery, and the neighborhood of NoDa

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