"So we were photographing a wedding at a small reception venue. The couple was super fun and very sweet, however, the venue was a very limiting as far as backgrounds went. I started focusing more on them, and less on the venue itself which is very different than my usual style. Photographing in New York and then moving to California, I've been spoiled with backgrounds with character and/or history. Luckily, in this instance, the bride's father (who was a hip, cool guy), had this classic Mercedes.
So I asked him if I could use the car for a few shots. He was more than willing, asking me where to position it and all. He was super proud of his car, and even prouder of his daughter. While we were photographing them, he was telling me how he used to drive her to school in that same car. I love when a car has history. I shot a few frames, some through the side window, some through the metal frame of the vent window, but by far this frame was my favorite.
I was able to get them just in that portion where there was no glare. I think the fact that Dallen (the groom) was wearing that tan color suit influenced me to give it a warmer hue when I was doing my post production as well. Most of my work is very off-camera lit, more punchy and flashy so I really liked how this was very different than everything else. It's been months since I shot this wedding but this frame alone is making think about shooting a little more like this, and mixing it with my usual style. After all, this is the reason we all got into photography: to experiment and try new things." -Elmer Escobar
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 at f/1.6