This has to be one of my favorite shoots ever at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay! I met up with Guneet and Hirdeyjot during their weekend getaway for Guneet’s birthday at the Ritz Carlton.
I must say, what a great way to have a birthday! They had a lovely room overlooking the ocean with a firepit on their balcony. They also had access to the grounds right from their back door so we got great shots before we even left their hotel room!
We shot in their first outfit around the property and along the cliffs overlooking the ocean. When it is grey out and the sun is not shining, I like to use a little fill flash to bring back some color and pop to the images. I also get the couple used to posing for both photo and video at these shoots and shoot clips that I know will be useful in the highlight later on.
They look so natural together because they are truly in love! They are both so down-to-earth and cool that is was just like hanging out with friends!
For their second outfit, we ventured further down to the beach where they could get their feet in the sand and get some amazing images right along the water’s edge. I used a backlight flash to create the silhouette effect. One of my favorite techniques to create wow shots very fast and effectively.
Overall, it was a wonderful shoot and a great way to meet the couple before their multi-day wedding in Bakersfield which we will definitely be sharing here on the blog as well!