Tuesday, November 6, 2012

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

International Wedding Photographers in Ireland - Lynn & Ruarc

Ireland, what can we say?  It was absolutely amazing.  Lynn is Suzanne's sister from one of our weddings in Paris last year.  You remember, Suzanne & Paul, and this photo of Paul from my personal favorite photo from 2011.
Anyway, Ruarc and Lynn's families are some the most loving and wonderful people we've ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with.
As you watch the video you'll notice the guys standing on the beach and then jumping in.  You need to know this was in the early morning, before getting ready, and that's FRIGID Ireland coastal water.  I (Kevin) chose not to get in.
Another point to note is if you follow us at all on FB you know it was absolutely pouring rain, monsoon style rain.  We posted one video on FB where the wind broke my umbrella and I couldn't walk straight.  This was the day before the wedding.  Obviously, I was a bit nervous my luck had worn out, 100% chance of rain for the following day.  (if you don't know about KHP & rain, look into some past blogs).  The next day we woke up to blue skies.  It was still windy like crazy, but no rain.  Apparently the rest of Ireland, the entire island was getting dumped on, except where we were.  True story.  Rain like they haven't seen in many years, destroy the crops & flood kind of rain.
The KHP record is still intact, thank God.
The wedding was held at the Doonbeg Golf Club right on the coast in south west Ireland.  Unreal.  Enjoy!

Please go full screen with 720HD on this video and turn it up!!

Leaving for red eye to New York tonight.  2 wedding in NY & then VT.  Send us love!  You can follow me on instagram for pics k2_khp.


Monday, July 30, 2012

International Wedding Photographers in Paris - Flashback!

Here's a photo I took in 2008, our first wedding in Paris.  For some reason I've just had this photo on my mind for the past few days and felt like re-editing it.  I don't really feel like it got the attention it deserved.

We had just left Heather & Tyler's wedding at Musee Rodin and headed by car to Pont Alexandre III for some photos (our first stop of many).  I hadn't even seen the Eiffel Tower at that point, and to jump out on this amazing, huge bridge, see it off in the distance and with the knowledge that I had about 20 to find the lighting, find the spot, get the bride and groom doing something natural & shoot...it was all a bit overwhelming.

This shot is just down the street at the second location we went to.  My brain was in "new location super sensitive creative overdrive" and I felt pretty focused and excited at the time.  After a few shots of both Tyler and Heather, we were about to leave & I saw these guys sitting on the steps and asked them, mostly with sign language (pointing, motioning) parle vous France? etc if they'd all look over at Heather.  French men are pretty good at that anyway so it wasn't too hard.

I just love this shot, the day, location, the coordinators, and of course Heather & Tyler who Katie and I both still keep in touch with.  Shot on my 5D 50mm 1.4 lens ISO 50 at 1/40 (I HAVE NO IDEA WHY) f/7.1 (AGAIN, NO IDEA)  Best I can guess, I was running around like a crazy person and perhaps accidentally shot in P mode or something?  Anyway, I'll admit that I'm a bit embarrassed that those were my settings, but hey, it looks pretty damn good doesn't it?


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

International Wedding Photographers in Pennsylvania

How did we get the shot?  We did about 10 takes in between cars passing in front of me, I was on the sidewalk across the street. I had them start at the pillar behind them and had her dad call Remmy (the dog) from the left side of the pic. That way I could get the leash tight. 

I had Meagan look back at Chris.  I wanted movement and a feeling of a casual stroll with some separation between everyone.  I really wanted to have the whole pic dark except where they were. I only had this idea after my first 5 pics felt flat.  Katie was initially holding the off camera flash on the left side of the photo, but it just didn't spot light them well enough.  And she had to stand so far out of the frame to avoid being in the shot (causing the flash to not fire as bright too).  

There needed to be more of a contrast between Meg Chris & Remmy and the rest of the photo.  So I upped the SS and handed Chris the flash to hold on his hip (via radio popper), creating the bright flash.  Shot with a 24-70 at 34mm 2500 SS 200 ISO and f/2.8, but after re-thinking it, I would have increased my aperture to at least 5.0.  I did get them in focus, but with that AV and not really adding anything I wanted to blur out, rethinking, I probably would have upped it a few stops.  

In Lightroom I upped the clairity, down the blacks and shadows, upped the whites, took out a bunch of saturation and added some sepia, and went over the background a bit darkening it a 1/2 stop and adding more clarity.  The photo feels pretty finished to me, but I may try to get a bit more light on Meg's veil and Remmy's face. 

I enjoy this process of sharing how we got the shot.  So, watch for more!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Boudoir Photography in Southern Utah

Be a part of the grand opening of our new studio in Ancestor Square by scheduling a Superhero Boudoir session!  Be a Superhero hot chick and get your significant other some bad ass pics to drool over.

The Studio in Ancestor Square.  Special ends September 1st!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Onward! The opening of our new studio - Southern Utah Photographers

We are very excited to announce that we have opened a new office and are involved with some amazing photographers here in St. George. 'The Studio' is an artist's co-op, with all of us there supporting one another and contributing to the art of photography in our own unique ways.  Ideas I've felt very strongly about since we started this biz in 2005.  It's the main purpose of The Southern Utah Photography Guild.  Artists supporting Artists.  And on that note, all 8 photogs in 'The Studio' are members of SUPG.  I love it & we're very excited. Stop by and say hello sometime if you're in Southern Utah!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

1st Place! PDN - 2012 Top Knots - New School of Wedding Photography!

We are both so excited to be chosen as 1st Place winners of the PDN - Top Knots New School of Wedding Photography! We submitted photos from Anna & Anthony's wedding in Dordogne Valley, France, of the lovely couple Anna and Anthony getting ready for their ceremony.  Here's the blog post we did last summer (worth a re-read!)

 We were shocked when we received the notification that we had won.  In fact, we didn't even know what place we had won (2nd, 5th, 88th) until the magazine came in the mail.  To say we were floored we won first is an understatement.  Go grab the May issue of PDN!  You can find it at most stores like Barnes and Noble.

Click on the Logo to see our winning photos!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

TEP 12 - Southern Utah Photography Workshops

True Emotion Photography Workshop 12 here in Southern Utah was a blast.  Class was sold out! & we had fun students, perfect weather & a lovely location out in Ivins.  Not to mention our models were pretty awesome.  Here are just a few pics from the Workshop, many more to come.  Not sure when TEP 13 will be, most likely in the fall. 

Model - Lexi Collins - Hair & Make up - Alli Tuttle
Model - Katherine Warren
Models - Lexi Collins & Dwayne Bright  Hair & Makeup for Lexi - Alli Tuttle

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Our Paris Wedding featured on Junebug Weddings

We are so excited to be featured on one of--if not the most--prestigious wedding blogs in the world!  Hello Junebug Weddings!

Our amazing couple from Ireland, Suzanne and Paul, who were married at the St. Clotilde chapel in Paris last year, are the couple featured on Junebug.  They had some incredibly kind things to say about us
on the blog.

 Check out the link to our previous blog post about them.  And of course go check out our featured post on Junebug Weddings!  

We're absolutly thrilled to be on their site, it's such an honor!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Photography Workshops & Classes in Southern Utah with Kevin

True Emotion Photography 12 Workshop is here!

The oh so popular & sexy TEP workshop is back with our 12th class!  We're getting right into the details of a full shoot.  Lighting, posing, background, technique, etc.

And we're not sitting in a classroom taking notes, we're shooting awesome models at the perfect time of year in beautiful Southern Utah.

Basically we'll be hanging out for an evening going over everything I do at a photoshoot from start to finish.  Everything.  And this is your opportunity to photograph some stellar models & get instant feedback while you shoot.

I love spending time with and helping fellow artists expand their knowledge.  My technique to teaching is pretty simple, teach what I know.  And I love to do it.  So if you're thinking about a hands on workshop that'll with also be a good time.  This is it...

Our once a year TEP workshop....sweeeet~!

You can pay here and then I send you a fancy coupon in the mail.  Just like that.  Bam!

See you there - K2

Monday, March 12, 2012

WPPI 2012: Exciting New Opportunities!

So this is long overdue, but since the incredible event that was WPPI we have been a bit overwhelmed with work and creative ideas!  But here is the recap:

1. Speaking: Going into this year's WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) was very exciting since we were going to have our first speaking opportunity at the Miller's Professional Imaging booth.  While we knew we could handle it, we were pretty freaking nervous.  But it went great!


Part of speaking for Millers was doing a video for them that will be on their website.  We had a blast stumbling around in front of the camera, trying to appear as cool as possible!

Sorry for the poor quality iphone photos!

Maybe a ballerina in a past life?

Look for our movie soon at www.millerslab.com!

2. Creative Shoot: Kevin set up a creative shoot on the strip one of the nights we were down there and took some incredibly lovely photos of gorgeous models Madison and Jasmine.

Kevin with his models

On the strip!

3. New Friends!:  We had an amazing time hanging out at the Miller's party with some pretty bad ass photographers we greatly admire including Damon Tucci, JB Sallee, Jill Helenga, and Jaime Shultz.  Later that night, the fabulous Andrew Gawdun and I somehow ended up in the room of Jesh De Rox, of Beloved Photography, where we heard a private concert.  Pretty cool.  Pretty cool.

Dirty martinis with JB Sallee

Chilling with the Jesh and his hippie posse.

Not to mention, some new friends and people/blogs/websites/vendors we are dying to work with and learn from!  Just a couple:

A new friend and fellow destination wedding photographer I met in class.

One of our weddings will appear on this prestigious blog soon!

Possible new sponsor!
4. Our Work on Display: Millers and Lumiquest had some of our albums and products on display this year, which we loved!  It was so fun seeing some of our albums and designs shared with the public!

Jamie and Scott's album printed out for the world to see!

At the Lumiquest booth!
From WPPI this year, we were able to take away new ideas to make our business stronger and our relationships with our clients better.  It's the event of the year for us as photographers, and we HIGHLY recommend it to any new photogs out there!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hello all, just a short and sweet Blog update to let you know what we've been up to.  Just returned from a wedding last weekend at the Dreams Riviera Maya Resort in Mexico, that was amazing.  The bride and groom were a blast and the resort was just perfect.

Here's a little video Katie took of me with her IPhone.  I of course got asked to take a random photo of some other resortgoers.  I'm like a magnet for people who want pics of themselves.  You should see it, everywhere we go, hey, can you take our photo?  I usually go into detail about how this is my first time and all of that.  I think it's hilarious.  I'm usually the only one though.

We've been accepted into a few blogs which are below and have had quite a few fun things come up.

We also found out we will be speaking at WPPI in Vegas in a couple weeks at the Miller's booth on Wednesday the 22nd.

It's the largest photography convention in the world, something we look forward to attending every year.

Also  Lumiquest, a lighting company we're sponsored by, has moved our ad to the front of their website, and get this...they're blowing it up poster size for WPPI!  What?  That should be interesting to see.

We're finialists for a PDN (photo mag) best wedding photos contest.  So I think that means we'll be in the May issue.  They're not really clear on that.  But it did say congratulations, now hand over the rights to your photos.  So I'm assuming....

I was interviewed for the Las Vegas Photography Magazine for the Southern Utah Photography Guild.  You should read it, I sound very articulate.  

We're doing a membership photoshoot for the Southern Utah Photography Guild tomorrow that I'm organizing.  I have models and a location as of now.  Should be fun!

What else... Wedding Saturday in Missouri at Lodge of the 4 Seasons.  Oh and Mizzou plays Kansas tomorrow so that's a pretty big deal.


Monday, January 16, 2012

Madison - Zion National Park - Creative Shoot 4

Here are a few from Zion yesterday.  Every so often I try to get a model and just go shoot for myself.  Madison was wonderful to work with.  Enjoy!  Big thanks to Aimee for assisting.