Here's proof that a foreverafter is in the cards for our new favorite "far, far away" duo. If this couple can pull it off this cool at the break of interstellar war, then there's still hope in the galaxy, guys. The Real Finn & Rey just got married, and I got to take pictures of it!
Destination: Newport Beach, CA. The happy couple got married inside a temple, where cameras weren't allowed. But here they are immediately after, just glowing. Now, we had decided in advance that we would split the day up and do a formal shoot on a different day prior to the wedding. This would allow us to get to more locations that we wouldn't have had the time to shoot at during the hustle of the wedding day. First we shot outside in an absolutely gorgeous garden with a vast view of the coast:
One of my absolute favorite shots below. Vic knows the pose. I mean, how could you not strike a pose with a view like that?
We then shot later in the evening just before sunset, for some more magic. Down at the historic Heisler Park in Laguna Beach, CA. At this point, the ambient light was purely mood lighting. So you can really see here how the flash was absolutely necessary for all of the shots to work.
These two shots above were the only two premeditated concepts I dreamt up for Vic & Julianne's formal shoot.. They nailed it. I love the beautiful contrast of skin tones for Vic's shot!
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Above: another one of my favorites. This is what I mean about mood lighting!
And there ya have it. Hope you got your Finn & Rey fix. It's been such a pleasure shooting this couple. I'm gonna miss them—done about 5 shoots for them now. They tell me that there will be more Finn & Rey cosplay in the future, as well as other new ones! So stay tuned for more of these guys!!