Two wonderful men and a beautiful couple joined by their adorable french bulldogs which of course made the shoot that much more fun. The dogs loved posing and were so perfect to work with. Having a bulldog myself, I made sure we had water on hand for the bullys on the warm day. I love how the white stone on the staircase helped to reflect fill light on my subjects. These are actually the proofs, so there's no retouching or dodging and burning on these, only digital processing from the RAW files. I'll do a very small amount of retouching when I give them their final files but they don't need much. I had scouted out the location the day before so I knew I wanted to do one of our shots in this shaded open light area along the staircases with the line of direct sunlight hitting the stairs to the side. The structure also made for a cozy spot at the same time providing the feeling of a grand staircase.