A dash of retro and a whole lotta energy

By, April 22, 2011

Our photographers love to be creative, and work with each couple to portray their own unique personalities. With Amanda and Trevor, we could tell that they were super energetic! We loved the idea of doing something retro with a vintage flair for their engagement shoot. When we took them out to a grassy field for the shoot, they laughed hysterically the entire time. You can tell by looking at the photos below that Amanda and Trevor are full of life, and aren’t afraid to get a little silly in front of the camera!

We can only imagine how much fun it will be to shoot their big day in September :)


True Photography has a definite flair for making images pop with color. How do you get the colors to be so vibrant?

By, April 21, 2011

How do you get the colors in your images to be so vibrant?

When working with color, we try to achieve the largest range of color the image has to offer, from the yellows to the blues, and the reds to the greens. Our approach is to find the point where the image has the maximum amount of contrast, while still preserving the detail in the highlight (white) and in the shadows (black). It's this total range of contrast that gives the image its appeal, and what further separates a finished, professional image from a friend's snapshot.

We also listen to what the image tells us to do. As "zenlike" as that may sound, there has to be a reason for everything. Once you know the general rules, you can start breaking them, depending on the needs of the image. If an image has a vintage feel, we might fade back the colors a little bit. If the image is classic, we might turn it black and white. And if an image has a lot of pop, we'll work with it to make sure that the color is as vibrant as it can be.