St. Augustine Wedding Photographer | Julie and Andrew - Riverhouse in St. Augustine, FL

I had a lot of fun getting to know Julie and Andrew and I am sure I entertained them quite a bit during that process... On our engagement shoot one of my (ridiculously overpriced) lights fell into the St. Johns river. We stood on the dock momentarily thinking it might drift back over to us but within a second it was darting to the dark and murky bottom. Without thinking I dove in head first to save it. Andrew pulled me out of the water, gave me a towel from his truck and they finished the session being overly concerned while I shivered behind the camera. 

Julie and Andrew were married at the Riverhouse and told me early on that I was not allowed anywhere near the water. :)

I am wishing you both great happiness and joy, in your marriage. 

Photos: Rob Futrell
my assistant: Sarah Annay
Wedding Coordinator: Karen Erwin

Hair and makeup: Hues Hair Salon

Teach it Tuesday.

Last week I had the chance to photograph my dear friends. The session took place at about 6pm with about an hour of direct sunlight left.  In order to get the look we were going for I used two additional lights: an Alien Bee AB800 behind an Octobox on the right of the camera and a bare Lumipro LP180 behind Gabe and Liana on the left. 

Gaba and Liana's photo out of the camera. 

Gaba and Liana's photo out of the camera. 

As you can see from the source photo, I have a couple of key issues. First, the Octobox and light stand can be seen in the photo which is bad but not as bad as the human hair on the sensor... you can see it on the left side of the screen as a curved line that goes from the top of the screen to the bottom. Using Photoshop and the 'clone stamp' tool I was able to paint new sky, grass, trees and sand into the appropriate spots. If you are not familiar with the clone stamp tool Aaron Nace has put together some fantastic examples of how to use it. 

Here is the final version with the distracting elements removed and some minor changes to brightness and tone. 

Gabe and Liana's final photo. 

Gabe and Liana's final photo.