Last year I shared one of Randy Baughn's "wow" images as a Spotlight Post. A "wow" image is any image that's so good you could get hired by showing just the one shot. Well, Randy posted one yesterday on Facebook and I wanted to share it with you.
The sign at the bottom of the scene-setter image on the left says it all,
"As soon as I saw you I knew an adventure was about to begin!"
There are a couple of fun components to the back-story on this shoot:
First, the couple's reception is in an airplane hanger this October. So, wanting a shot themed with flying makes total sense. Second, the plane itself belongs to a friend of Randy's and was part of a well known cross country flight a few years back. Flying is a passion of Randy's and he was able to get access to the plane for this shot. Third, 95% of the image is right out of the camera using a couple of smoke machines and Randy's understanding of lighting, composition and exposure. Somebody told him they thought it had too strong a vignette, which I think is absurd - it's meant to look like a period piece.
The first image below is the one I love the most, but Randy sent me a couple more from the shoot I wanted to include.
I love sharing images like this with you, because down the line somebody is going to ask you to do a themed portrait session, tying in some activity or event they're passionate about. It's a simple question, Randy had the skill set to get them what they wanted...will you?
Images copyright Randy Baughn. All rights reserved.
To contact Randy and see more of his work visit his Facebook page.