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Engagement Session on Coastal Bluffs


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coastal bluffs, sunset portraits



coastal bluffs, sunset portraits



coastal bluffs, sunset portraits



coastal bluffs, engagement portraits



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coastal bluffs, portraits



coastal bluffs, portraits



coastal bluffs, portraits



coastal bluffs, portraits



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coastal bluffs, portraits



coastal bluffs, portraits



coastal bluffs, portraits



coastal bluffs, portraits



coastal bluffs, portraits



coastal bluffs, portraits



coastal bluffs, portraits



coastal bluffs, portraits



coastal bluffs, portraits



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coastal bluffs, dusk, portraits



coastal bluffs, portraits

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I’m just not good with words. I’ve already told you to look up the word “logorrhea”… In this blog post, I’ve already wasted an hour typing and deleting, trying to explain two things: how much I love pure un-modified natural light, and how much I love clients who are willing to go on a little bit of an adventure. This couple, Janet & Travis, picked the location for their engagement session and it was amazing. A landscape photographer’s paradise, for sure. Lately I’ve been doing a lot of engagement sessions and bridal shoots with clients who are willing to go for a little hike to get beautiful pictures, and I just love that.

A pristine landscape, especially so close to suburbia, is a rare and precious thing to me… Unfortunately this inclines me to be more secretive about exact locations, and I totally understand that this annoys other photographers. All I can say is this- If you really admire images you see from a beautiful place, whether it be a local beach, state preserve or national park, do your part to respect that location by not overrunning it and leaving a trail of destruction everywhere. If you’ve ever seen Yosemite Valley in July or August, you know what I’m talking about. I guess that’s all I have to say. If you know where these photos were taken, that’s cool, I hope you photograph there regularly. But try and let others discover things for themselves. Or hey, just ask your clients where they’d like to shoot!

Now there’s really no way to put light into words, though, so I’m going to stop here. I hope you enjoyed the photos, and personally I’m looking forward to shooting this weekend with some other local photographers, and trying to “SEE the light”… :-)

Take care!
=Matt=

by Matthew Saville

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July 6, 2010 - 8:15 PM Hannah - Matt. WOW, these are EPIC! I'm speechless; way to capture. Thanks for sharing your photography, it's beautiful.

July 6, 2010 - 8:48 PM Kaysha - Great shoot! Really enjoyed what you wrote, keep it up! Stunning light, you did a fantastic job!!

July 6, 2010 - 9:14 PM Ian Andrew - Great Images. Love the location! Nice Work

July 6, 2010 - 9:15 PM Eric Farewell - Some of your best work of all time. I miss you brother.

July 7, 2010 - 7:12 AM Mark Weston - Matt, Nice work. You always seem to see the best shot (and the best light) in every environment. Thank you for posting. Mark

July 7, 2010 - 12:13 PM Alli Mc - All of those images are gorgeous! Great job!

July 14, 2010 - 8:55 AM David - Awesome photos, especially like the #8 shot from inside the hole of weeds looking out and #11 if him playing guitar. #19 the two of them up on the rocks before falling backwards should be a big print on their wall.

July 14, 2010 - 1:01 PM Drea - What an awesome location!!! and the couple, soooo pretty. <3 that bird nest spot !

July 23, 2010 - 7:25 AM Ken Burg - Great work Matt! I especially like the "peek-a-boo" shots, the warm sunset light shots and the B&W in particular. And I agree about the greatness of this type of client...

July 27, 2010 - 11:41 PM Aputure - great work as usual matt. i especially like the backlit photos of the couple standing on the rocks on the beach. beautiful light! and...when are you ready for your interview??!! (jesse)

July 30, 2010 - 7:03 PM Jenberry - i don't know this couple, but i the impression i get is that they are very natural, loving, but strong people in love. the environments, the moments between them are all descriptive and unique to what seems to be "them". of course your photography is always perfectly exposed sharp and technically awesome. BUT, these also have an incredible sense of personality, naturalness and beauty.

July 31, 2010 - 6:53 AM kristen - hi matt, just popped in to say hello and have a look. these images are INSANE, the light is gorgeous, national geographic-like.

August 2, 2010 - 12:16 PM Nancy Remling - Hi Matt. It's been a while since I've looked at your work. These truly are breathtaking photos. You do such great work. Would love to come down and spend some time with you at a workshop. Don't have any idea when that would be, but my husband and I would love that! Thanks so much for posting such great images!! :):) Blessings~Nancy

August 4, 2010 - 10:53 PM Melissa - My goodness you're amazing!

September 16, 2010 - 10:15 PM Eric So - This is such an epic set!

September 19, 2010 - 8:52 PM Larry Reeves - dude, matt. i've been scrolling through your blog and loving all of it...but this session: wow! i'm in love with the skin tones, compositions and those black and white's are KILLER! Seriously man, your stuff is the bombdotcom!

September 25, 2010 - 7:38 AM Suzanne Thompson - Once again, I love your images and how you include the environment. My favorites are #15, #16, #18 and #21.

September 28, 2010 - 4:09 AM Darlene - Matt, these images are amazing! Each one just seemed to get better and better. I really loved the ones of them balancing on the rocks with the golden light. Like you said, adventuresome people in a location like this = extraordinary results! These images make me homesick for the west coast. (followed your link from digital grin)

September 30, 2010 - 11:38 PM Mary Hurlbut - BIG FAT SMILE ON MY FACE...now this is california beach photography done right!

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