Brainard Lake Engagement
Colorado Mountain Lake Engagement Photos at Brainard Lake
Weather . . . Is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get. For Adam and Nicole we got a little bit of everything that night in the mountains at Brainard Lake. We hear people frequently tell us that cloudy weather is good for photos. We laugh a little and say something along the line of it is easier and what most everyone wants because they do not use external lighting to control the situation.
Our personal favorite is full sun because what you get is more vibrancy and a pop in the images. You will notice that the couple has a bit of rim lighting in the above photo. This is from the sun and to get this look without doing some crazy things in photoshop you need to use a flash. At times we feel like the natural light photographer trend has tried to make flash photography seem like a dirty word.
We guess it would depend on if you make someone look white and flashy or if you keep it the right power for the shot making it look as you saw it with your eyes that day. The point of this is we adopted flash with and without sun as well as natural light because the conditions made for shooting that way. If you can have a take away from this shoot it would be that in Colorado lighting frequently changes and it mostly outside of your control.
Doing the natural light thing is easy on cloudy days but fairly restrictive in many locations as you either make it so the background doesn’t show up or you use the sun to blind the couple. You can always do things in photoshop to enhance what you captured but why not get it right in camera?
If you like what you see here and are considering using this location here are some of the other shoots we have done at Brainard Lake.