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Located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey RYAN SANDS PHOTOGRAPHY

Monthly Archives: October 2013

New Hope/Lambertville Engagement Session • Mercedes & Sal

New Hope Engagement Session

I have lived near Lambertville, New Jersey and New Hope, Pennsylvania my entire life, so I know the area quite well. I’ve visited there countless times so when Mercedes and Sal contacted me to shoot their engagement session and told me they wanted to use the area I was happy to oblige. We started off on the streets of Lambertville and then ended their engagement session right before sunset on the New Hope, PA side. If you’re looking to have your very own New Hope engagement session please feel free to contact me at [email protected] and I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

new_hope_engagement_session01Normally I always shoot my couple with their backs to the sun, however the sun had set just behind the buildings but there was still plenty of golden light illuminating the trees behind my couple, providing a gorgeous background. Since the sun had already set behind the tree line there was no shadows to deal with on my couple’s faces. I asked them to cuddle together for a quick series of images.
new_hope_engagement_session02What New Hope engagement session would be complete without stopping to shoot on the bridge between Lambertville and New Hope? Just make sure there aren’t too many people crossing the bridge when you’re trying to get your image.
new_hope_engagement_session03Just because the sun completely disappeared over the horizon doesn’t mean you have to stop shooting. A silhouette shot at the end of the day is an easy image when you know what you are doing.
new_hope_engagement_session04Mercedes and Sal had no trouble cuddling up to each other for their photographs. Using the leading lines of the small bridge was a simple and effective way to draw your eye towards the subject.
new_hope_engagement_session05Using the architecture to your advantage is something a good photographer should always do. Here i simply asked Mercedes and Sal to sit together on this stone wall. The light was even on their entire bodies which means I could shoot from any direction and any angle I please.
new_hope_engagement_session06You don’t always have to photograph both couple’s reactions at the same time. Here I told Sal to whisper something funny in Mercedes ear so that I could get a great laugh from her. He definitely succeeded. I photographed them in front of a dark backdrop to make them really pop off the image.
new_hope_engagement_session07Sun flare can be absolutely gorgeous when photographed correctly. For this image, I used very shallow depth of field to give this shot an intimate feel. Mercedes and Sal’s New Hope engagement session was a huge success!

Newtown, Pennsylvania Photographer • Pet Portraits • Melvin the Cat

Newtown PA Photographer

I don’t get inquires for pet photography very often, but when I was contacted to photograph the adorable Melvin the Cat, I couldn’t resist. He was a total sweetheart and followed me around the entire time I was trying to photograph him haha. His owner even sat with him for a few shots. Their pet parrot even joined in on the fun! I had a great time getting to photograph this little fury guy.

If you’re looking for a Newtown PA Photographer please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would be honored to photograph your family, pets or any of your special events. You can email me at [email protected]. For your convenience, my full pricing is available on my blog and on my website. Let me know if you have any questions about what is included and how you can book your photo shoot. I look forward to hearing from you!

Newtown PA Photographer - You can see her pet parrot sitting on her shoulder posing for the camera.Boy was he a talkative little bird. Photographing them against the dark green background really made the bird and my subject pop.
Newtown PA Photographer - As she sits with her loving cat the sun beats down on them from a window behind them.Using a window as your main source of light is a great way to add emotion and drama to any image.
Newtown PA Photographer - Melvin the Cat and his owner sit together in their home in Newtown, PA.Again nothing but simple window light was used to create this image.
Newtown PA Photographer - During a warm summer day, Melvin the Cat enjoys a nap with his owner.Melvin and his owner laid outside together in the warm fall sun.
Newtown PA Photographer - Here Melvin the Cat found a nice warm spot in the sun to take his afternoon nap.When Melvin was finished following me around, he found a nice little warm patch of sun to take a little nap in. I used my Canon 70-200 zoomed all the way into 200mm so I could keep my distance from him and not to disturb his little nap.
Newtown PA Photographer - The sun gave Melvin a nice warm bath as he took a nice nap in the leaves outside his home in Newtown, PA.Shooting with extremely shallow depth of field allowed me to really focus on Melvin and showcase the beautiful fall foliage.