Nadine & Bradley booked me to photograph their wedding later this year – and as part of that, an engagement session was included. Nadine called me to confirm the day and we began discussing a time to shoot. She had mentioned wanting a sunrise session, which I said ‘sure’ to. We met at 6am down on the Peoples Street T-Head here in Corpus Christi and put together an amazing session.
We proceeded to ‘warm up’ and took a few shots to help them loosen up in front of the camera (and for me to wake up). The pre-dawn light is interesting because it is much greener than post-dusk light and just has a different feel. I decided that this light would go well with a preset I made a few weeks back that I named “Dream of the Beach”. As we shot on the t-head, I found a piece of orange chalk left over from children the day before and decided it could come in handy. We made our way up to Shoreline and I thought that the end of the breakwater that juts out of the seawall would be a great spot as the sun broke free of the clouds – and it served as a great place for them to write their initials and wedding date in chalk on the pillar at the end. I thought we had finished.
But we hadn’t finished. I didn’t realize that Nadine had this idea to do a little mock picnic, so as we headed back to our vehicles she mentioned this and I knew the perfect spot – Oleander Point on Ocean Drive. Because the bay was so calm and the sun had just come up, it would make an excellent place to have this little picnic with just the two of them and no distractions, so we drove over there and I couldn’t have asked for better conditions. I love when my clients have visions I can help them materialize – everything turned out so well. I looked at the bright light in the images and the same preset just wouldn’t cut it, so I created this one, which I have aptly named “Oleander Point Picnic” just for this image set.