Gavin's musings

Engagement shoot - preparation . . .

You may call me dumb, but I need to do quite a lot of prep for any shoot.

The way I see it, whether it is a wedding, engagement or portrait session, it is a special event for my subjects.  For the wedding, it is a once off occasion!  I would rather put in the extra effort up front, than get through the shoot and be thinking - if only . . .

So, Elizma and Hercules have their engagement shoot coming up, and we have already had a few contacts, I know what they are looking for, now I need to get ready.

Their first prize would be to do the shoot in the forest

Newlands Forest

There is a good page of info on Newlands Forest

I found a few good spots so we are all good.  Of course, in Cape Town you can never be sure of the weather, especially in June.  So we need a back up or Plan B.  For this we will use the nearby Rhodes memorial . . . 

Rhodes Memorial - Cape Town

There is rain cover (see the roof under the massive pillars) and those pillars offer many interesting angles & shots.  Although I found the light pretty harsh at midday when I was there, these three seemed keen to pose for me . . . 

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So, now it is just the kit and a few arrangements and we will be all set for the shoot!

Enjoy your weekend all . . .