I am making the transition from videography to photography and my fiance paired me with a couple she works with to take their engagement/save-the-date photos. They couldn't find a photographer for some reason so we offered the service free as 'practice' for me. Below are a couple keepers from the shoot and I wanted to get some feedback.
I have been through a few engagement photo threads and did research on best practices but sadly all of that fell right off the cliff once it came time to shoot. It was also 32 degrees in DC that day. The hardest part for me was keeping an eye on composition and snapping away to make sure I didn't miss any great 'moment' the entire shoot. I was also extremely passive! It was my first time and I wasn't directing at all. I find it to be pretty difficult to drop the camera and direct shots, compose them, and snap all in the same instance to catch those good shots. Any suggestions? This might be one of those things that just takes practice, practice, practice!
The pictures turned out well I guess. They REALLY liked them, but in a sense, of course they would... I wanted to get some expert feedback on what I could have done better and post processing. They wanted 95% of the photos in Black/White mainly because of the cold temperature mix with the skin tones. All feedback is welcomed, thanks.