Good morning my lovelies,
I’m so proud and honoured to bring to you our very first FEATURE by the wonderfully talented SOPHIE LAKE PHOTOGRAPHY – an intimate love shoot with Amy & Paul.
When I saw some of this session’s images on Sophie’s Instagram, I just had to have it. Such a gorgeous shoot. The couple looks very relaxed and having fun. So here is a bit more info about the session and about Sophie Lake. 🙂 Enjoy!
Background Info: Who are the people in your shots (names, relations, etc)? How did they find you? Have you met up with them before the session?
Funnily enough Amy is actually one of my best friends so it was so much fun to get her and Paul in front of my lens.
Information about the session: what was the idea behind the session? How long did it take? Was the couple nervous? If so, how did you put them at ease? What did you love most about the session?
Amy and Paul really wanted to get some photographs of them together in their new flat, to hopefully print and hang on their walls. Amy really loved the idea of doing part of the shoot in her lingerie and with Paul topless as it’s such an intimate situation and we wanted to capture that. We ended up shooting for about 2 hours as I wanted to try and capture as much as I could of them with the natural light flooding into the rooms before it got dark at 6pm. They were very nervous at the beginning of the shoot (as most people are) which always leads to awkward photographs but I just kept shooting, letting them be, pretending I wasn’t there to be honest and guiding them through different relaxed and very natural positions. After a little while they totally settled in and were used to being shot, just being in each others presence, having a cup of tea and before we knew it they had their kit off! Haha! That’s what I loved most about the shoot, when they totally settled in and didn’t care about the camera and just knew exactly what they were doing – which was just being in love. That’s always the best part and what helps me achieve great natural shots.
Take aways: Do you have any take aways from the shoot? Have you learned anything from doing this session? Did you try out any new techniques or gear on this shoot? If you could do the shoot again, would you have changed anything?
I used the Sigma 35mm Art wide angle Lens for this shoot for the second time ever, which I rented and reaaallllly want to buy!! I love it so much and also the Canon 70-200mm f2.8 zoom lens! I’ve learnt a lot for my future shoots about how to help people to relax in front of the camera from this shoot but if I had to do it again I would’ve liked to get a few more angles on a few certain shots, but over all I’m so happy with it!
Technical stuff: what camera and lenses did you use? Did you use any OFC or any specific lighting equipment?
I used my Canon 5D Mark III and the above lenses mentioned and I just used the natural light coming into the flat as it helps to create that relaxed atmosphere you can feel in the images. 🙂
Sophie Lake @ Sophie Lake Photography
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Facebook page – www.facebook.com/sophielakephoto/
I’m a very free spirited and relaxed person and super easy to get along with. I absolutely love food, people and culture! I’ve been a photographer for 5 years now, after graduating from the University of Hertfordshire with a BA honors degree in Photography, I got my first photo assistant job which then turned into a photographer role as a Fine Art still life photographer. I did this for almost 4 years whilst also shooting weddings and producing other personal fashion, beauty and portrait work and I realised I wanted to do more of this. I decided to go travelling around Central America for 4 months at the beginning of this year and went freelance at the beginning of May 2017!
Fun facts about you:
- Pandas are my favourite animal THEY’RE SO CUTE!!
- I like clashing the colours/prints of my clothes (or maybe I just can’t dress myself properly? hmmm)
- I am an avid bargain hunter!