In March of this year we were happy to find out that our good friends Leslie & Ryan at Deux Bohème were chosen to shoot the cover of the One Bride Guide. The One is a bridal guide that is published out of our home town, Corpus Christi, Texas.
We first met the Deux team back in 2008 after working a wedding with Ryan’s father, Raymond Gray of Gray Photography. We have always been amazed at Deux-Bohème’s work and creativity. Over the last few years we had the opportunity to have mutual clients. These mutual clients have enjoyed their work as much as we have enjoined working with them.
We liked their work so much we had them shoot our family photos last year.
Pre Photo Shoot
Aside from our wedding, Kendra and I have not had a lot of professional photo shoots. We were amazed to the attention to detail and the creativity that came from the Deux. Leslie was willing to come into our home and search our closets from top to bottom to find our family’s wardrobe. When one item was still needed, it was off to Target to find it. We just would have never thought someone would take so much time to make sure things were put together right.
The Photo Shoot
When we showed up to our first location they were there with props and ideas. We had to do little more than just sit there and be ourselves. It was simply that easy.
Post Photo Shoot
We have learned that the term “ACTIONS’ is a popular tool in the Photoshop world. We also learned that “ACTIONS” is a four letter word to Leslie & Ryan. Actions is the one size fits all approach to editing a batch of photos. This achieves good results, but not perfect ones. Every image – every detail! is how these two approach the post photo session work.
The One Bride Guide Photo Shoot For The Cover
We met up with Leslie & Ryan at the beach on April 3, 2011. They had just completed hair and makeup at the clients’ home. Megan with Chaos Makeup made it out to the beach to put on the finishing touches. She did another amazing job for this shoot. Also working with Megan was Yvonne Vaiz with Blue Neptune Hair.
The models were wonderful, as expected from the two previous sessions including their wedding and a trash the dress session. Leslie had ropes of streamers, a guitar, and a freshly made custom dress for Katlin to wear. This was our second project to work on where Leslie had custom built the dress. To see her amazing work click over to this link on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Uc-TlqDQII.
The Behind The Scenes Video
We would also like to thank Monica McLeod Sawyer from The One Bride Guide for thinking of us when it came to shooting the behind the scenes video for this summers cover. We enjoyed the shoot very much. We have have been an advertiser since the 2nd issue and find it to be a wealth of information for newly engaged couples. So to Monica and her crew at The One Bride Guide, thanks for providing such a great publication, and keep up the good work.
Until next time,
Derrick & Kendra Perrin
Big Box Pro Wedding Video – Corpus Christi Texas