Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer : Photographic Playtime

January 6, 2013

It’s impossible for photography to ever become a dull or boring thing. There’s always a new trick to learn or a new piece of equipment to master. Playing around and trying things out isn’t really something you can do with clients, though. So I recently put out a request on Facebook asking for any volunteers to act as my subject while I play, learn and become comfortable with new things before using them on clients. I was so completely surprised by the response. The list is now at nearly 50 volunteers and names continue to trickle in.

For the first “play” shoot of 2013, my wonderfully talented friend Kelsie Taylor and I teamed up. She was to explore her newest camera and I wanted to play with digital double exposures. We contacted one of the first volunteers. Her name is Aubrey and, along with being a red-headed green-eyed beauty, she’s also a photographer herself.

This session was extra special. It was my first time in ages shooting for fun with other photographers. There’s a powerful energy that comes along with this type of thing. You bounce ideas back and fourth, you learn from one another and you try things you would have never even thought to try on your own. It’s a truly inspiring experience.

Here’s to many more shoots like this in 2013!

Beautiful red head poses in a snowy setting in a Pittsburgh Suburb (39)

Beautiful red head poses in a snowy setting in a Pittsburgh Suburb (38)

Beautiful red head poses in a snowy setting in a Pittsburgh Suburb (37)

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Photography: Veronica Varos

Kelsie Taylor 16:48 January 6, 2013 Reply
amazinggg! i had so much fun shooting with you, and these are so wonderful!
Angie Candell 16:58 January 6, 2013 Reply
These are seriously gorgeous.
Andy Barnhart 17:30 January 6, 2013 Reply
Love the double exposures! What a fun, creative shoot.
/mariahedengren 19:59 January 6, 2013 Reply
These are fantastic!!
Dale Lempa 22:19 January 6, 2013 Reply
Awesome colors; great portrait photography.
jesse 22:45 January 6, 2013 Reply
That red hair contrasting with the snow? Wow! Beautiful images!
Jimmy 03:46 January 7, 2013 Reply
Gorgeous work! What a lovely model! I love the 5th one from the top.
heather nan 08:16 January 7, 2013 Reply
Veronica! So pretty! What a beautiful little subject to photograph. I am loving the last double exposure... wonderful!
Gary Greenham 14:56 January 7, 2013 Reply
Pictures in the ferns with the snow are killer!!!! really nice work. Adding this blog to my Fav's
George K 16:24 January 7, 2013 Reply
Absolutely stunning portraits. I love the little artistic details that you added to the images and the colors just pop. Great job.
Kyle 16:43 January 7, 2013 Reply
Killer killer KILLER. The double exposures are totally awesome.
Heather K 17:18 January 7, 2013 Reply
That smile is completely contagious- I had to grin with her the moment I saw it!! Awesome shots!
Jonathan David 20:22 January 7, 2013 Reply
Wow. Just, wow. Sooo beautiful! Those double exposures worked a charm!
Paul Von Rieter 23:24 January 7, 2013 Reply
Love the double exposures!
Avi Diamond 05:46 January 9, 2013 Reply
Love her hair. Gorgeous shots and such a beautiful subject. I can feel the stillness of the snow through the pictures
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