What's the coolest engagement pose you've seen?

BaldyBaldy SmugMug co-founderMountain View, CaRegistered Users, Super Moderators Posts: 2,853 moderator
edited December 28, 2008 in Weddings
Ben got engaged yesterday and wants a fun, informal, totally cool pose.

Got some ideas?

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(That shot is from http://www.studiocoburg.com/ )
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  • CosmicCosmic Cackle Queen Registered Users Posts: 219 Major grins
    edited March 4, 2005
    These pics aren't great, but I really like the pose of the first one, and the concept of the second! iloveyou.gif
    Lead me not into Temptation. I can find the way myself....


  • CosmicCosmic Cackle Queen Registered Users Posts: 219 Major grins
    edited March 4, 2005
    I love the concept of this!
    Lead me not into Temptation. I can find the way myself....


  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited March 4, 2005
    some of shay's recent work
    image by shay stephens
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    image by shay stephens
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    a few more examples on his website here look thru all five pages the work is *stunning*

    and, big congrats to ben! clap.gifclap.gifclap.gif
  • REECEPHOTOREECEPHOTO Just shoot Registered Users Posts: 107 Major grins
    edited March 5, 2005
    I like the fist photo so far the best...................great topic.
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    It's the sudden stops!
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  • GerryDavidGerryDavid Major grins Registered Users Posts: 439 Major grins
    edited March 5, 2005
    These were my first/last attempt at an engagment shots.

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    http://www.pbase.com/gerrydavid/image/31875579
    In this one I wish the poles werent behind the guys head, and that the water tower wasnt behind the girls head.

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    And in this one I wish I noticed the extra light on her wrist at the time, I would have moved us to a more shaded area.

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    http://www.pbase.com/gerrydavid/image/31875577
    We had some fun after Church in taking these pictures. We had them running and jumping over something to get some mid air pictures, but none of the midair ones were great, but I thought this one would look interesting with my color sketch effect.

    pbase is a pain, it doesnt seem the images are working. The links should work though.

  • ruttrutt Cave canem! Registered Users Posts: 6,511 Major grins
    edited March 5, 2005
    Andy's kiss in Grand Central Station (Andy please post) was a really fine example. Of course you have to have GCS delivered to CA to do this.

    Mazeltov to Ben!
    If not now, when?
  • Shay StephensShay Stephens Artist in Residence Registered Users Posts: 3,165 Major grins
    edited March 5, 2005
    Here are a few I enjoyed doing

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  • DoctorItDoctorIt vrooom! Administrators Posts: 11,948 moderator
    edited March 5, 2005
    shay - how do i ask this... does that last photo have a 2 tone desaturation? the woman looks like she is monochrome with a warming layer/filter, but the man's head is more straight up monochrome, with no warming??? Is it my screen or my eyeballs? His head kinda looks photoshopped in completely.

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  • Shay StephensShay Stephens Artist in Residence Registered Users Posts: 3,165 Major grins
    edited March 5, 2005
    Just a simple sepia toned image. I used the channel mixer to make it B&W and then overlaid it with a sepia layer with the blending set to 'color'.

    Here is what it looks like in color:
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    DoctorIt wrote:
    shay - how do i ask this... does that last photo have a 2 tone desaturation? the woman looks like she is monochrome with a warming layer/filter, but the man's head is more straight up monochrome, with no warming??? Is it my screen or my eyeballs? His head kinda looks photoshopped in completely.

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  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited March 5, 2005
    Just a simple sepia toned image. I used the channel mixer to make it B&W and then overlaid it with a sepia layer with the blending set to 'color'.

    Here is what it looks like in color:

    shay please post the shot from central park, the snow scene, lamp, etc....
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited March 5, 2005
    rutt wrote:
    Andy's kiss in Grand Central Station (Andy please post) was a really fine example. Of course you have to have GCS delivered to CA to do this.

    Mazeltov to Ben!

    thanks rutt! happy to oblige:

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  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited March 5, 2005
    Shay, how was your flash mounted for this shot? I know it's flash, but my weak eyes don't see any shadow. Very nice work.

    And was this one flash? The couple stands out, and the colors are gorgeous.
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  • Shay StephensShay Stephens Artist in Residence Registered Users Posts: 3,165 Major grins
    edited March 5, 2005
    This one?
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    Andy wrote:
    shay please post the shot from central park, the snow scene, lamp, etc....
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  • Shay StephensShay Stephens Artist in Residence Registered Users Posts: 3,165 Major grins
    edited March 5, 2005
    wxwax wrote:
    Shay, how was your flash mounted for this shot? I know it's flash, but my weak eyes don't see any shadow. Very nice work.

    And was this one flash? The couple stands out, and the colors are gorgeous.
    For the shot by the water, look at the weak shadows angling to the right from the mans shoe and shin. The flash was to my left. The flash was on a light stand, and either on the ground or held by Jennifer (assistant).

    For the second shot, I was using flash that day, though I don't specifically remember if it was used on that shot or not.
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  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited March 6, 2005
    For the shot by the water, look at the weak shadows angling to the right from the mans shoe and shin. The flash was to my left. The flash was on a light stand, and either on the ground or held by Jennifer (assistant).

    For the second shot, I was using flash that day, though I don't specifically remember if it was used on that shot or not.
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  • BaldyBaldy SmugMug co-founder Mountain View, CaRegistered Users, Super Moderators Posts: 2,853 moderator
    edited March 6, 2005
    Well, we shot some cool settings but I ripped off a couple of closeups just in case and that's what they ended up liking. They just can't decide between color treatments:

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  • Nee7x7Nee7x7 Secret Dgrin Junkie Registered Users Posts: 459 Major grins
    edited March 6, 2005
    I saw an engagement photo online recently (sorry, can't remember exactly where...) where the couple was laying on the (grassy) ground head to head (their bodies going opposite directions) looking towards each other with their arms cradling each other's head...very sweet and memorable. I'll see if I can find the link for you...it was a pro wedding photog's site. I thought it was really creative and different, but could still be used in the newspaper announcement since their faces were clearly shown.

    Congrats to Ben on his engagement! Let the wedding planning begin...rolleyes1.gif

    Cheers!
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  • DoctorItDoctorIt vrooom! Administrators Posts: 11,948 moderator
    edited March 6, 2005
    Just a simple sepia toned image. I used the channel mixer to make it B&W and then overlaid it with a sepia layer with the blending set to 'color'.

    Here is what it looks like in color:
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    Interesting. I think they just have very different skin tones that threw me off. Thanks for the explanation!
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  • gusgus Major grins Registered Users Posts: 16,209 Major grins
    edited March 10, 2005
    Just a shot i saw whilst cruising & i thought of this thread straight away. Not your average couple shot but i like that.

    Linked so i dont upset anyones ©

    http://www.pbase.com/tatum/image/33973041




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  • Steve CaviglianoSteve Cavigliano SmugFlash Super Moderators Posts: 3,599 moderator
    edited March 10, 2005
    I am a big fan of 2 NY Wedding/Engagement photographers. I have seen so many really great shots from both, I just couldn't help becoming a fan clap.gifclap.gif


    Shay's shots have always knocked my socks off. After looking at some of his images here, I'm sure you will agree. My other fav is Shay's good friend and all around great guy, Ulysses thumb.gif

    Here's a link to his site (if someone hasn't already posted it)

    http://photos.ulyssesphotography.com/gallery/117083/1/3050070

    I think this pic may be the one Nee mentions in her post :D

    Congrats to the happy couple clap.gifclap.gifclap.gif

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  • motimoti Big grins Registered Users Posts: 77 Big grins
    edited March 10, 2005
    Actually it was a candid shot in Bruges, but than I showed them the photo and they wanted to have a copy.
    They told me that they've just been engaged.
    Does this count?

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    Cheers
    Moti

  • coldclimbcoldclimb Outside the Lines Registered Users Posts: 1,169 Major grins
    edited March 10, 2005
    So far, I like Cosmic's in the second and third posts best. Keep them coming folks, this is good stuff!
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  • JuanCarlosJuanCarlos Beginner grinner Registered Users Posts: 3 Beginner grinner
    edited March 27, 2006
    coldclimb wrote:
    So far, I like Cosmic's in the second and third posts best. Keep them coming folks, this is good stuff!

    I have some engagement photos in my website www.willamettephoto.com

    JC
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited March 27, 2006
    JuanCarlos wrote:
    I have some engagement photos in my website www.willamettephoto.com

    JC

    wave.gif Hi JuanCarlos - welcome to Dgrin, and thanks for showing us your wonderful work clap.gif
  • melissa6631melissa6631 *insert witty comment* Registered Users Posts: 158 Major grins
    edited March 27, 2006
    I sure wish I could have one of you fabulous photographers at my wedding September 2nd.

    Anyone want to do pro bono work? hahahahaha
    Missy Ü
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited March 27, 2006
    I sure wish I could have one of you fabulous photographers at my wedding September 2nd.

    Anyone want to do pro bono work? hahahahaha
    You're getting married on Labor Day weekend. No fowtog yet?
  • melissa6631melissa6631 *insert witty comment* Registered Users Posts: 158 Major grins
    edited March 27, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    You're getting married on Labor Day weekend. No fowtog yet?

    *Sigh*

    No. I really need to make calls. but I'm still figuring out what I want. I dont want just studio type posed shots. I like the idea of photo journalism and captures of the best unexpected shots.

    A few of the people I really like... well they want $4000 and $8000... heck, I have 5 kids. How can I even begin to afford that?
    Then there are people who obviously want to do it for like.. $1000? but at that price?? I've seen their work and they have over exposed images at high noon weddings. I want someone who knows what they are doing because somewhere in my head? i do know something about photography. I am looking for someone who can make a fat bride feel skinny. Who can make an evil step sister feel like Cinderella... and someone who understands that my wallet is the size of ... welll.... .

    Something at the dollar store :)


    Know anyone?
    Missy Ü
  • dancinkatedancinkate . Registered Users Posts: 267 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2006
    JuanCarlos wrote:
    I have some engagement photos in my website www.willamettephoto.com

    JC
    I've just spent the past 20-minutes viewing your site.....absolutely BEAUTIFUL!thumb.gif

  • melissa6631melissa6631 *insert witty comment* Registered Users Posts: 158 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2006
    I've just spent the past 20-minutes viewing your site.....absolutely BEAUTIFUL!thumb.gif

    Bwahaha...I must have had it email me responses..

    And i saw this response and was like.. Awwwww how sweet! And I came to check it out and then--- my balloon burst and it wasn't left for me Laughing.gif

    *sigh* SUch is my life lol
    Missy Ü
  • BlurmoreBlurmore Goofy Grin Registered Users Posts: 992 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2006
    En-gag-ment
    These were done last year...before I had the alien bees...
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    these were not engagement but the pose would show off the ring well.
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