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Shelley & Matt – Engaged | Sneak Peek

Washington DC Wedding Photographer : Stephen Gosling Photography

Super early morning Cherry Blossom session #4 of 4!  So the Cherry Blossoms were in fact 95% gone so this was more of a Tidal Basin engagement shoot, but it looked great none-the-less (and was much easier to shoot with far less people in the way!).

Shelley & Matt are a cute southern duo who made my final session in 11 days wonderful!

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More to come…

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Maura & Richard – Engaged | Washington DC Cherry Blossoms

Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer : Stephen Gosling Photography

The details…
Who: Maura & Richard
Where: Hains Point, Washington DC
When: April 2014
What: Engagement Portraits

For some reason this year I am shooting way more engagement portraits than usual and for the first time ever; CHERRY BLOSSOM ENGAGEMENT PORTRAITS!  Maura & Richard are first up with a shoot just before peak bloom on Hains Point.  But we did find some blossoms to shoot with, and we got some great shot!

Check out the pictures…

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And then a little fox came by and tried to eat a squirrel.  He failed, but was adorable in his endeavor.

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Lucia & Jacob – Engaged | Sneak Peek

Washington DC Wedding Photographer : Stephen Gosling Photography

Super early morning Cherry Blossom session #3 of 4!

Lucia & Jacob were the cutest!  You can’t beat a couple that fully understand my sarcasm, and play along for the fun of it!

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More to come…

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  • April 17, 2014 - 3:33 am

    Kristen Morgan - The concept of having a session under cherry blossom was pretty good. Nice shot!

Jackie & Chris – Engaged | Sneak Peek

Washington DC Wedding Photographer : Stephen Gosling Photography

Super early morning Cherry Blossom session #2 of 4!

Chris & Jackie were cracking me up on Saturday morning.  It’s nice to find people who appreciate and reciprocate my sarcasm!  During our initial meeting Jackie & Chris said they’d be happy if we got just one good photo.  Well here we go.  I picked one.  I think it will do.

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More to come…

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For Photographers – Sunrise & Sunset Times

Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer : Stephen Gosling Photography

***DISCLAIMER***
The first thing I want to say is that I am under no illusion that people read my blog, let alone other photographers.  I in no way think that the way I do things is the correct way and I am not writing these posts to tell people how to shoot or how to run their businesses.  I am however going to be writing about my experiences; my failures, my successes, etc.  If these posts help anyone, great!  If not; no big deal.
***DISCLAIMER***

On wedding day you sometimes don’t have the luxury of planing your shoots around the best times of day for good lighting, but for engagement shoots, you usually have a little more latitude and can pick the best times of day.  The best times of day being, of course; right after sunrise and right before sunset.

So whenever I am scheduling an engagement shoot I consult the following website; http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/sunrise.html to find out what time the sun is rising and setting so that I can give the couple some options.  I give engagement sessions up to two hours of shooting time so for sunrise shoots I plan on meeting the couple 15 minutes before the sun rises so that we can start shooting as soon as the sun starts to come up, and for sunset shoots I plan on starting the session two hours before the sun sets so that we can shoot right up until it gets dark.

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Sunrise;

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Sunset;

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I much prefer sunset as I am NOT an early riser, but for my couples; I’ll wake up, caffeinate, and be there with a smile on my face

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2014 – Sunrise & Sunset TimesShooting Gloves

2013 - Lens FiltersWhat’s in a Name?Search Engine RankingsMy Love of CrumplerContractsDigital Backup & Online StorageFinances & Outright.comInstagramTwitterFacebook.

2012 - Skype,  Equipment Update,  Camera Straps,  Just Some Books,  Giving Back,  GPS,  Google Voice,  You Need a CPA,  Blog or Website… Or Both?,  My Editing Workflow,  How I Roll,  The worst 10 minutes of my life.

2011 - Where it all Started,  My Equipment,  My New Toy – FujiFilm Instax 210.

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