Negative space is our Monthly Maui Photo Group's "challenge" this month. It's one of my favorite design principles within photography and I use it on almost every applicable photo shoot.
Negative space, in art, is the space around the focal point or subject, thus creating a silhouette or a shape within itself. The use of equal negative space in composition is said to be good design. Because I shoot portraits and weddings, I like to incorporate negative space in my shoots. I think it's a challenge to nail the composition with people. Knowing I had this topic as our monthly challenge for April, I took that into consideration during my last few shoots and tried to have some fun with it. As you can see, I have a wide range of portraits and shoots. Funny because I always thought I was a better landscape photographer and now I don't think that so much.
Make sure you check out my talented sister in law Wendy Laurel's interpretation of negative space here.
p.s. I also threw in two of my favorite Maui companies.....Hula Hoops Maui for the most amazing jewelry (at last night's wedding I shot for Belle Destinations, I noticed all of us women vendors were wearing this brand of jewelry. If you live on Maui and you want to be cool but look HOT you wear this line) and also Acacia swimwear by Naomi Newirth and Lyndie Irons. Check em ladies.....
I love shooting details. It's fun to tell the whole story, even if it's just a silly two hour beach wedding. Love shooting the rings, the dress, the shoes, the food, the drinks. Why not? Plus it makes it easier to build an album and vendors LOVE it. Fun stuff. Even if there aren't details, I make them up. Tell the story of the day and the bride and groom will be happy clients.
Let The Love is a RAD photo blog for weddings and engagement shoots that shows off true and honest photography. They had a contest with the theme of "Summer Love." They wanted to see "romance in the sun." I just happen to have a great shot of the beautiful Shelley Laine (my lovely baby sister) and her gorgeous man, Marlon Lewis. (Yes, the son of famous windsurfer and shaper Jimmy Lewis.) Marlon loves to spearfish, so I caught (no pun intended) a great shot of Shelley trying to steal a kiss.... And I WON! YIPPPEEEEE
Check out Let The Love's blog here. You can also click on their logo below to see my post on their Facebook page. Keep up the awesome blogging Tory and Wendy, you guys rock....
For those of you who know me, you know I've had a tough year. It's called "DIVORCE." It sucks. It's hard. It hurts. And of course I shoot a ton of weddings. Lots of tears at these events! I've hid behind my camera so many times, crying, trying to pretend it's because I'm so touched by the vows being exchanged in front me, but it's not. It's because I'm sad. Wondering about love. Testing my faith. I still believe in love.
I decided I love these little no-nonsense beach weddings. So much fun to really get creative and have the time I need to just shoot with the couple. I really enjoy it. This was for Nicole at Behind The Lens Maui. Thanks so much to Nicole and also our beautiful little island of Maui. I love these Kapalua Bay weddings. Really gorgeous lighting and what a great couple. I'm lucky.