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One Couple Prepared Two Ways

June 15th, 2009  |  Published in Style  |  2 Comments

Last weekend Andree (Maine Wedding Photographer) invited me (Earl, Boston Wedding Photographer) to return to the shores of Sebago Lake in Maine. We had a developed a pretty good working rhythm during our last shoot together, and for most of the day, we each did our own thing and came away with two unique views of the same event.  During a quiet moment, we asked the couple to pose in front a classic New England setting–a shack which was covered with old buoys.

Andree moved in close enough to see the weathering of the old buoys and threw the couple out of focus in the background:

New England Wedding Photographer Earl Christie

I shot the couple through a bush with a plastic lens, framing the them against the wall.

New England Wedding Photographer Earl Christie

I think that having the same couple, the same setting, the same light, and two shots taken within seconds of each other, really illustrates how two photographers will visualize the same subject differently.

Vive la différence!

About Earl Christie

Earl Christie has written 40 post in this blog.

Earl is a Boston wedding photographer who finds love and magic and wonder in everything he shoots.



  1. GeorgesNashan says:

    July 29th, 2009 at 2:04 pm (#)

    Great images and a good lesson in how we all see the world differently (and why it helps to have two photographers working the same event). Can you tell me a little about the plastic lens you used?

  2. Earl Christie says:

    July 29th, 2009 at 2:25 pm (#)

    Sure Georges, it was a LensBaby 2.0, which is basically a cheap plastic lens on a bellows attached to a lens mount. You hold it with a couple of finders and fiddle back and forth, in and out until you get the degree of focus you like.

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