Thursday, July 10, 2008

BoB aNd JeN anniversary shOOt

This past Sunday Carla and I had a wicked fun anniversary shoot with jen and bob.  We were headed up to Carla's friends house, who has horses, when we came across this cool grassy field.  It was a total violation and blatant disregard of the multiple, "clearly posted" No trespassing signs around the property.  Carla insisted we trespass, and possibly face a slew of criminal charges, for the sake of photography.   

So I was only able to take a few pictures of bob and jen in the field due to a very irate citizen concerned about us being in the field.  So Carla forced me to go speak with the guy and plead with him not to call the po-po.  After dazzling him with my charming ways he agreed that involving the "boys" was not a good idea.
When then made it up to Julia's horse farm which was freakin awesome.  I knew that both Jen and I were in our glory.  I never really got to close to a horse before, which I must admit they were very intimidating at first.   
This is one of the shots I got from the parking lot of Starbucks, one of my favorite places, Starbucks not the parking lot.  Carla emailed me a great picture that she took of me shooting in the location but I can't get into my email right now, dam Apple and their maintenance bull crap.  I'm starting to take to the idea of shooting in the least desirable of areas and making it work, which I think it did.  Carla and I got some cool pics from here.
I think this guy was either jealous or mad that jen and bob were in his stall.

This horse, or living lawn mower, mowed down a large section of grass in no time. It was awesome, but I don't think I have a big enough yard for one, DAM. So Julia if your ever around East Hartford bring yours horses on by, please!!

While driving around Carla went crazy over this next location, which had beautiful light and a electrical fence, AWESOME!  NO trespassing here I guess

Our last stop was some random corn field in Simsbury. It was fun to shoot here, watching how nervous Jen and Carla were because of the creepy animal noises.  And I guess pointing out the crazy paw impression, with super huge sharp claws, didn't help matters.

Bob and Jen, you guys were awesome and very easy to work with, naturals in front of the lens. Thanks for making it such a fun time.


carla ten eyck said...

nice stuff romano!!!

your close up shots never cease to rock my world

nice paw shot

oh and your logo placement is hilarious, love the reflection one

Bob Sylvia said...

Dude!!! These are awesome!! The wallet chain shot is classic. The shot of us in the barn with the jealous horse is just amazing. So funny and sweet at the same time. It was a blast shooting with you. Your sense of humor made it a lot of fun. I'll be sure not to fall for the Visa trick again!

Bob Sylvia said...

Oh, I forgot to add got that awesome red/rose sun flare I loved!!! So perfect.

Jen said...

Love, love, love these pictures!! Awesome pictures *and* getting the crap scared out of me in the middle of a corn field both in the same day - who'd of thought? Thank you so much and I can't wait to see the rest!!

talia@sixpence said...

Awesome pics Mike! They are fantastic!

nikki nicole photography said...

you rock!!!!!!

i have to say my ultimate fav is the 3rd one down of them in the field with the horse! it is so fantasy!!!!!

my 2nd fav the one in the stable! the lighting is amazing!!!!!!!

dorelies said...

they are all lovely. I like the first one of the hands and the one of the face-portrai are great. Perfect!!!!

Wolfgang said...

i love love love the one in the stall with the horse whatching them. Crazy!!! The one with the mirrored logo is also great. You can even see the moon. I love that one too.

MIKE said...

Thanks everyone I really appreciate it, This shoot was a blast and we really got such awesome pics.

Mary Marantz said...

HOLY CRAP!! You rocked this!! Love them all! That reflection shot is killer! And the first one!!! Seriously awesome!!


Robin Dini Photography said...

ditto what miss mary said. you rocked this shit! awesome job man!

Robert J. Trenske said...

You really rocked this engagement session Mike, these pictures are awesome.