Love in a Laundromat: Engagement session

How do you make your everyday laundry facility look engaging? Add a lotta love! My goal here was a loose and playful lifestyle session, just like the dream first date - folding clothes together :-) Actually, the fact that the dude is actually doing the laundry probably does make it a dream date!

I used simple speedlights for this setup. I attached them all to PocketWizards to be able to easily sync the inside, and one outside, flash units. The outside one was hung from the awning just outside the window so that it would shine through like late afternoon sun. I placed another speedlight to my right, bouncing it in to the roof, but also directing some of it forward for front fill. The Rogue FlashBender was perfect for that as it creates a large white surface to bounce some of the upward-directed light forward. I used another speedlight to my left directed in to the ceiling for more even overhead light. I placed my fourth speedlight behind lovely Stephanie to rim light her, simulating light through that side window.

The key thing I wanted was to blow out (over-expose) the outside areas to hide the messy and distracting street. I wanted the whole image to feel bright and light. I set my exposure just to the point where the outside was glowing with overexposure, then adjusted my flashes to give me the proper exposure inside.

I processed the images in Lightroom and Photoshop using my Vintage Delish Presets and BorTex Borders and textures.


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