Archive for June, 2013

Posted on Jun 26, 2013
Posted in Weddings

Orlando Mormon Temple Wedding | Lotus Eyes Photography

Gorgeous Couple, Gorgeous Orlando Mormon Temple

Lotus Eyes Photography had the pleasure of photographing Georgia and Bryce on their most special Wedding day. The Wedding was held at the Orlando Mormon Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ  of Latter-day Saints. The Mormon temple is grand and majestic and sits on top of a huge plot of land surrounded by lush greenery, water fountains and colorful flowers. The temple overlooks a chain of lakes and is located in the Orlando suburb of Windermere. The temple is the first Mormon Temple built in Florida.

The happy couple drove all the way down from Douglas, GA to elope. They were surrounded by friends and family members. We started photographing mid day around 3 pm when the sun was high up in the sky. We found some shade in a beautiful garden located parallel to the church. Scorching sun light is always a challenge as a photograph as it casts harsh highlights on the subject. A reflector is always good to have in this scenario, but the Florida heat can be unbearable. We prefer finding a lush shaded area to make everyone happy! Plus, greenery provides a great textured backdrop.. We always come a bit early to all of our photo shoots to locate good spots to photograph under all conditions. Luckily for us, that was super easy at this location! It had been raining heavily all week but cleared up the day of the wedding. The brides dress and make-up was absolutely gorgeous and her happy hubby was all smiles from ear to ear.

Here is a sneak peak of some of their fun photographs, which we love! Feel free to like us on Facebook to receive our blog updates (and to tag yourself if you are in any of our photos 🙂

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Posted on Jun 21, 2013
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Jessica + Mark | Falcons Fire Golf Club | Orlando Wedding Photography

I’m excited to blog the Beautiful Orlando Wedding of Jessica and Mark at the Falcons Fire Golf Club  (Orlando Golf by Marriott).

The Wedding Ceremony and Reception Hall

Jessica and Mark gathered to merge their families and lives together. The air was saturated with excitement as they got ready in rooms parallel to each other.  The newly renovated clubhouse sits atop of rolling green hills with golf courses visable as far as the eyes can see. the Ceremony took place inside the “courtroom” of the clubhouse, a passageway met by two large Spanish style archways on either side which was reserved for the wedding. The Wedding Ceremony was short but very sweet.  The Ceremony ended right in time for the guest to scurry inside to avoid the out-of-no-where  heavy rain that came to water the landscape. don’t be fooled- the rain did not dampen anyone’s spirit, in fact, I think that everyone appreciated the cozy- and dry – reception hall  that much more.The reception hall was gorgeously decorated in Blues and pinks. As the evening continued, Jessica changed into a super cute cocktail dress. We ended up staying an hour longer to capture all of the festivities.

We want to thank Jessica and Mark for choosing Lotus Eyes Photography as their Wedding photographer and also congratulate them on their beautiful Wedding. May you both be blessed with health, love and many many more years to come!

Here are their gorgeous pictures:

 

 

 

 

Posted on Jun 20, 2013
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My Favorite Harsh Lighting Photography

Pockets of light can create dark shadows on your face. I used one of those pockets to highlight their silhouettes

Pockets of light can create dark shadows on your face. I used one of those pockets to highlight their silhouettes

Harsh lighting Photography

Every Wedding photographer deals with the same challenges while photographing weddings- photographing weddings on locations with very little, too much or extreme light (flashing lights, laser lights, spotlights etc). We all have our tools and gadgets that we use to suppress the effects of bad lighting such as reflectors, flash, soft boxes and the list goes on, but i personally only use these gadget if I really really have to.

Making harsh lighting your friend by using your artistic self.

I am a professional photographer, I know, but i’m also an artist. I don’t just take photographs, I use my years of training and my own individual style to frame, guide, and capture the photograph that i already foresee in my inner vision. I like Photographs that display on your wall not just as a portrait photograph, but as an impactful, artistic piece that says a lot more.
I have learned to test shoot different objects (and my wife!) during my free time to learn different techniques when dealing with harsh lighting environments. In fact, I have captured some of my favorite photographs by learning how to utilize harsh lighting to my advantage. On that note, here are some of my favorites!

This photograph was taken on Clearwater Beach. I centered the sun directly behind them to create a dark silhouette of them dancing making it more impactfull

This photograph was taken on Clearwater Beach. I centered the sun directly behind them to create a dark silhouette of them dancing making it more impactfull

I love how the light reflects a bubbly circle around them.

I love how the light reflects a bubbly circle around them.

The room was very dark so i had her stand by the window. Her nerves and the mood of the room was captured perfectly

The room was very dark so i had her stand by the window. Her nerves and the mood of the room was captured perfectly

This couple were sooo in love i barely had to tell them anything- they just did it. The sun happened to shine right behind their lips

This couple were sooo in love i barely had to tell them anything- they just did it. The sun happened to shine right behind their lips

I Love this sunset dance!

I Love this sunset dance!

There was hardly any light in the reception room at the Grand Floridian Hotel at this Disney wedding Wedding except for the Disney spotlight directed at the dance floor. This was their first dance and I had to wait a bit until they danced their way directly under the light and this is the result.

There was hardly any light in the reception room at the Grand Floridian Hotel at this Disney wedding Wedding except for the Disney spotlight directed at the dance floor. This was their first dance and I had to wait a bit until they danced their way directly under the light and this is the result.

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It is always a challenge to photograph after sunset. The Disney Boardwalk provided plenty of light bulbs to create a fun and romantic mood

We used this window to create a dramatic effect.

We used this window to create a dramatic effect.

Again i am playing with silhouettes at this engagement photo shoot

Again i am playing with silhouettes at this engagement photo shoot

I had my clients face the window in this photo. It acted as a natural reflector by highlighting the subjects in a dark gloomy hallway

I had my clients face the window in this photo. It acted as a natural reflector by highlighting the subjects in a dark gloomy hallway

Heavenly effects using the sun

Heavenly effects using the sun

Her back and dress was lit up by a heavy duty orange spot light.

Her back and dress was lit up by a heavy duty orange spot light.

As a photographer, Sometimes i just have to wait for a moment like this,

As a photographer, Sometimes i just have to wait for a moment like this

Off into the night they go!

Off into the night they go!

"just a hint" of backlight

“just a hint” of backlight

Posted on Jun 18, 2013

Indian Vedic Wedding Ceremony at the ISKCON of Silicon Valley Temple

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Three Day Indian Vedic Wedding Ceremony in Silicone Valley

The Indian Vedic Wedding Ceremony of Hitendra and Kinjal was located at the ISKCON of Silicon Valley Temple. The ISKCON temple of Silicon Valley is the newly constructed home of Sri Sri Radha Madan-Mohan and was packed with family, friends and well wishers. The temple was nicely decorated and the air was saturated with Sanskrit mantras as the Vedic Yajna (a fire-sacrifice)  sealed their life long commitment towards each other and God. The primary witness of a Hindu/ Vedic marriage is the fire-deity (or the Sacred Fire) Agni which the couple encircled seven times. The evening ended with a sweet Kirtan (Mantra chanting) and sumptuous Vegetarian feast with a variety of fresh vegetables, grains and sweets.

We feel soo greatful to be able to photograph their three day journey and have made some life long friendships. We want to congratulate Kinjal and Hitendra on their union and thank them for allowing us to serve them.

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