Creative double exposure portrait photography – Photographer Rincon, Puerto Rico

Creative double exposure portrait photography – Photographer Rincon, Puerto Rico

I first started experimenting with double exposures a few years ago and now I’m hooked!

I love image manipulation and creating digital art in Photoshop, but I also really enjoy capturing a distorted image right in my camera. There is something really pure about creating a really amazing distorted image without using computer software. This technique involves setting the camera to capture two images within the same frame. In the days of film photography you just wouldn’t have wound the film over, today there is a special setting on the digital cameras that allows you to do more than one exposure in a frame. I usually start with a silhouette image and then look for a fun texture in the environment near me to fill in the details.

Double exposures add fun to a photo session and also help to tell the clients story a little better. For ocean lovers, images of the beach and the sea merged into their portraits are perfect for adding some magic to the final collection of photographs. I absolutely love taking a few of these and then getting to show them to my clients on the back of my camera, it always makes people smile!

Just a couple of palm trees blowing in the breeze. This double exposure photograph was taken on Barrero Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico.
Just a couple of palm trees blowing in the breeze. This double exposure photograph was taken on Barrero Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico.
Water is always a great subject for photographs. The way it reflects like and the amazing shapes it creates are always so ingesting visually. This double exposure is extra special because this couple really loves the ocean, so the photograph describes them perfectly. Photograph by Rincon Images wedding photographer Puerto Rico.
Water is always a great subject for photographs. The way it reflects like and the amazing shapes it creates are always so ingesting visually. This double exposure is extra special because this couple really loves the ocean, so the photograph describes them perfectly.
When making double exposure photographs it is important to experiment with the orientation of the camera. This particular photograph was made by combining a vertical image and a horizontal image.  Photograph by RIncon Images wedding photographer puerto rico.
When making double exposure photographs it is important to experiment with the orientation of the camera. This particular photograph was made by combining a vertical image and a horizontal image.
Bubbles and sea foam! The size relationship of the two frames combined here is what makes this image interesting. The tiny sea foam bubbles look larger than life agains the silhouette of the couple on the beach.  Photograph by Rincon Images wedding photographer Puerto Rico.
Bubbles and sea foam! The size relationship of the two frames combined here is what makes this image interesting. The tiny sea foam bubbles look larger than life agains the silhouette of the couple on the beach.
Flamenco Beach wedding on Culebra Island – Lyndsay & Marshall

Flamenco Beach wedding on Culebra Island – Lyndsay & Marshall

Lyndsay and Marshall have known each other since they were children. They have been lifelong sweet hearts and finally tied the knot on Culebra Island in Puerto Rico. I was so excited to have the chance to photograph their wedding on Flamenco Beach. Flamenco beach is ranked the third most beautiful beach in the world, it is always a pleasure to photograph weddings there. I asked Lyndsay a few questions about love, marriage and how she and Marshall met. Check out the photographs from their wedding day and her answers below.

What do you think makes for a good, life long marriage?

“Love isn’t finding someone you can live with, it’s finding someone you cannot live without.” Marshall and I have this quote hanging on the wall at the foot of our bed so that we see it every morning. Let’s be honest, we’re all human and are bound to get on each other’s nerves, but it’s never giving up on your spouse.. even on their worst days, if you are understanding and there for each other 100% of the time, you will live a good, lifelong marriage.

Bride wearing a white dress on her wedding day on Culebra Island in Puerto Rico. This wedding photograph was taken on Culebra Island in Puerto Rico by Rincon Images Photography.
Lyndsay was nice and relaxed the day of her wedding. It was great to finally meet her after several months of communication via telephone and email.
Lyndsays short lace wedding dress blowing in the island breeze. This wedding dress was the perfect choice for their Culebra Island wedding.
Lyndsays short lace wedding dress blowing in the island breeze. This wedding dress was the perfect choice for their Culebra Island wedding.

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Bride wearing a white dress on her wedding day on Culebra Island in Puerto Rico. This wedding photograph was taken on Culebra Island in Puerto Rico by Rincon Images Photography.
I loved all of the bridal details Lyndsay chose to wear on her wedding day. The starfish necklaces looked wonderful on her and her family members. The sparkling hairpiece was my favorite, it really dressed up her short lace beach wedding dress.

When did you and Marshall fist meet?

We went to the same middle school.. Marshall was two years older than me. We became best friends when I was in 6thgrade (2006) and started dating in 2007.

Marshall, the groom, enjoying a quiet moment before heading to the beach for the wedding.
Marshall, the groom, enjoying a quiet moment before heading to the beach for the wedding.

What was your favorite thing about your wedding day?

My favorite thing about our wedding was when I first stepped foot into the sand and laid eyes on the amazing set up that Peri had created for us. Seeing Marshall standing under the coral and white pergola just gave me goose bumps.. This is really happening..

Apparently, there was a bad storm the night before that ruined the pergola and she had to completely redo everything minutes before the ceremony. I thought oh well… no matter what it looks like I will be Mrs. Marshall Olson today. Once I saw how beautiful it was I couldn’t even believe Peri was fussing around. It was an absolutely magical sight that we will never forget.

The beautiful setup at Flamenco beach on Culebra Island, Puerto Rico. Flamenco beach is ranked the third most beautiful beach in the world. Flamenco beach is a gorgeous place for a wedding photographer to take pictures of a  happy couple!
The beautiful setup at Flamenco beach on Culebra Island, Puerto Rico. Flamenco beach is ranked the third most beautiful beach in the world. Flamenco beach is a gorgeous place for a wedding photographer to take pictures of a happy couple!

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How did he ‘pop’ the question?

December 30, 2013 we were curled up on the couch watching TV and I told him we needed to go get balloons because the 31st is my little sister’s birthday.. I had to freshen up before we could go and he went out to start the truck. When I came out to put my shoes on.. BAM there he was on one knee.. I was so surprised I didn’t know how to react but start crying and shake my head yes. When we first starting talking about marriage, I said I didn’t want a fancy proposal.. this couldn’t have been more fitting for us. So casual and I wasn’t suspicious at all!

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Lyndsay and Marshall holding their wedding rings in a handful of sand from Flamenco Beach on Culebra Island.

What are you most excited about when you think of spending the rest of your life with your partner?

When I think about spending the rest of my life with Marshall, it excites me to no end to think about the precious little family we will eventually make. Step by step we are slowly molding our lives around the children that we hope to have and cherish in the future.

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Why did you choose a destination wedding on Culebra Island in Puerto Rico?

We chose a destination wedding because we are in no way “traditional”. I could not see myself in a big white gown at a church. Plus, we both have very large families are we did not want a huge wedding. By choosing a destination we were able to keep it down to 9 guests, which made it so much more intimate.

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We chose Culebra as our destination because my family and I had been visiting Culebra since I was three years old!! One vacation, I was maybe 8 or 9 years old, my dad and I were walking to the tank at flamenco and I looked up and said “daddy, one day I will get married on this beach.” We consider it our home away from home. When Marshall and I had been dating for 1 year, my parents allowed him to come along on our family vacation.. that was six years ago and he loves it as much as us!! Flamenco beach is very special to our family, and now that we tied the knot there, it gives us all the more reason to visit every January… for our anniversary!

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What advice do you have for brides having professional pictures taken for the first time?

With all the chaos of the wedding planning.. don’t forget to take some time to talk with your photographer and look at different wedding poses that you may want..  I did not take much time to look at different poses, but I had talked to Frances multiple times and explained that I had no clue what kind of pictures I was looking for.. I left my picture faith in her hands.. She did an absolutely wonderful job in capturing the most beautiful moments..  I basically left all of the thinking to her and was not disappointed!

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Western Union – Las Vegas- Valentines day Destination Wedding

Western Union – Las Vegas- Valentines day Destination Wedding

This time last year I was packing my gear for the most amazing destination and all around adventure I had ever been on. I was flying out to Las Vegas, Nevada to photograph Anastacia and Trevors off-beat, Valentines day, western themed, Vegas wedding in the Valley of Fire. My assistant was my long time friend Katie Crisman. We had worked together on several jobs while we were in College together in south Florida. I couldn’t think of a better person to help me with this zany couple.

Anastacia is a costume and set designer so all of her western themed decorations were hand made. The DIY details included her crochet wedding dress, bouquet and of course western themed Valentines day goodie bags for all her guests.

I photographed the wedding using my infrared camera and a special prism lens. The result was a trippy collection of wedding photographs. They brought their cats with them to hang out in their swanky Vegas hotel room that they had decorated with all western themed items.

I had a blast following this amazing bunch of people all around Vegas and the Valley of Fire snapping photographs.

Trevor and Anastacia kiss on their balcony in Vegas the night before their wedding.
Trevor and Anastacia kiss on their balcony in Vegas the night before their wedding.
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The view from the Cosmopolitan hotel right on the Vegas strip. So much eye candy for a photographer 🙂
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Anastacia and Trevor had their cats along for the festivities.
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These are the western themed DIY goodie bags the bride made for her guests. Anastacia is the DIY queen!
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Fun DIY pins decorated with western themed buttons and sequins.
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The brides blue cowgirl boots were a perfect quirky choice for the western themed wedding.
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The happy couple ready for the big day relaxing in the lobby of the Cosmopolitan hotel.
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One of the most beautiful features of the hotel was this amazing hanging crystal chandelier. The strands were several stories long.
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This is an infrared photograph I took of the ceremony in the Valley of Fire.
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The couple posing in their DIY western themed Photo Booth! They set this up in the foyer of their hotel room. Such a fun idea!

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Long exposures and Creative Self Portraits – Viejo San Juan Roof Tops

Long exposures and Creative Self Portraits – Viejo San Juan Roof Tops

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I spend most of my time by the sea on the west coast of Puerto Rico, soothing ocean waves and calm breezes. Every so often though, I get the chance to play in the big city. Trips to Viejo San Juan always help recharge my creative batteries. Its important especially as a photographer to give yourself a change of scenery from time to time, it helps keep the eye fresh. On this particular trip I stayed at Da House. A cute boutique hotel above the lively Newyorican Cafe.
The rooftop patio of the hotel is cozy and there is a hot tub. I opted against dragging my lighting equipment up the four flights of stairs to the roof and just used my tripod and a little bit of fill from my on camera flash.  I created a few images around the sky light above the stair case. Those tiles at the bottom of the stairs are quintessential Viejo San Juan tiles and the iron work is iconic of Viejo San Juan as well. The last picture is a long exposure of me playing with an LED hula hoop. I love hooping… after photography it really is the other great love of my life.  I like to use a similar technique when I’m doing wedding photography. I do long exposures during the reception to create trails of light around dancing guests.
Photograph lying above a skylight over a stair case. I love the staircases in viejo san juan… they can be troublesome if you have a lot of luggage but I love the character and old world feel they give to the buildings there.
Photograph lying above a skylight over a stair case. I love the staircases in viejo san juan… they can be troublesome if you have a lot of luggage but I love the character and old world feel they give to the buildings there.
Behind me you can see the lights of Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan). My skirt was blowing in the wind and because of the long exposure its blured.
Behind me you can see the lights of Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan). My skirt was blowing in the wind and because of the long exposure its blured.
Led Hula hoops are too much fun for photography! I like to use a similar effect when I'm shooting wedding receptions. The long trails of light add a sense of excitement and mystery to the photographs.
Led Hula hoops are too much fun for photography! I like to use a similar effect when I’m shooting wedding receptions. The long trails of light add a sense of excitement and mystery to the photographs.

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The most romantic wedding I’ve been to… Drew and Oh elope on the beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico.

The most romantic wedding I’ve been to… Drew and Oh elope on the beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico.

A few weeks ago Drew called me up to discuss having some photography done to celebrate his marriage to Oh. They had had a civil ceremony back in the states but wanted something extra special to commemorate to occasion. We talked a little bit about ideas and locations and settled on Pools Beach and Steps beach. When we arrived at Pools we had the beach to ourselves. It was just the three of us there with the sun and sand and sea as the only other witnesses. Drew and Oh had both written out their vows on cards that they had in special red envelopes. I took photos as they recited their vows to each other. We were all moved to tears that then became smiles. It was the simplest and most romantic ceremony I have ever photographed. I felt honored that they selected me to be there and share the space with them.

After that we went over to Steps beach, one of Drew and Ohs favorite beaches they had discovered while they were here. We got to play around a bit on the beach, jumping and making funny faces. The photo session was a lot of fun and ended with a gorgeous red and orange sunset. I wish Drew and Oh all the best as they start their lives together.

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The bride and groom with their vows at Pools Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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Oh reading her wedding vows to her groom.
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Wedding photographer Rincon Puerto Rico.
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A romantic black and white wedding photograph I did of Drew and Oh at Pools Beach.
Steps beach wedding photograph, Rincon Puerto Rico. Wedding photographer Rincon Puerto Rico.
That magic moment on the steps just as the waves start to roll in! I love wedding photographs like this that really capture those special moments.
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The teal ocean waves rolling in at Steps beach in Rincon Puerto Rico. There were only little baby waves the day we had our photography session. When a swell is in the waves in Rincon can reach up to 20ft.
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The gorgeous view from Steps beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico. What a beautiful place to do wedding photographs.
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I love this fun jumping photograph. I love taking these pictures because you never know exactly what you will get when someone is in mid air.
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A photograph of Drew jumping. This one reminds me of something from a Disney movie. They both had a lot of fun playing in front of my camera.
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Sunset Romance… we couldn’t have asked for a better way to end our photo session than with a gorgeous Rincon sunset.
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The off camera lighting really helps make this photograph look like something out of a magazine. I absolutely love my alien bees for doing pictures on the beach at sunset.
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This last photograph is one I did pointing my camera directly into the soft box. I love being able to use studio lights outdoors. This technique is quickly becoming one of my signature shots.
Scott and Colleen – Villa Cofresi – Rincon Wedding

Scott and Colleen – Villa Cofresi – Rincon Wedding

Scott and Colleen were married at the beautiful and tropical Villa Cofresi Resort and Hotel, in Rincon, Puerto Rico this past October. Everything about this wedding said Tropical fun! Her fantastic hand beaded bouquet as well as all the tropical seashells, and colorful touches made for a playful and romantic celebration. I absolutely loved the hawaiian t-shirts and tropical flowers. The whimsical murals on the walls at Villa Cofresi made great back drops for some of our pre ceremony pictures. The couple was also blessed with a gorgeous sunset that made for fantastic photographs as well.

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White wedding dress with beautiful beading hanging in a window. Photographed by Rincon Images wedding photographer Rincon Puerto Rico.
Colleens beautifully beaded wedding dress hanging in the window.
Bride waiting before the ceremony. Photography by Rincon Images wedding photographer Rincon, Puerto Rico.
Colleen wearing her hand made tie dyed tank top. Looking beautiful before her ceremony.
Bride holding a hand beaded bouquet
Hand made beaded bridal bouquet. The locket holds a photograph of her late father and is attached to the bouquet with a string of pearls.
Three wedding rings sitting in sand with a tropical hibiscus flower. Photograph by Rincon Images photography, wedding photographer Rincon Puerto Rico.
Colleen and Scotts rings as well as their sons ring.
The groom and his son both wearing tropical hawaiin tshirts standing in the hallway at Villa Cofresi in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Photograph by  Rincon Images photography. Wedding photographer in Rincon Puerto Rico.
Tropical Hawaiian T-shirts and tropical flowers were the dress code for the gentlemen.
Black and white photograph of the Bride in her hotel room at Villa Cofresi before the wedding ceremony. Photography by Rincon Images Photography, Rincon, Puerto Rico. Wedding photographer Rincon, Puerto Rico.
Colleen getting ready before the ceremony

Photograph of the Bride in her hotel room at Villa Cofresi before the wedding ceremony. Photography by Rincon Images Photography, Rincon, Puerto Rico. Wedding photographer Rincon, Puerto Rico.

Photograph of the Bride in her hotel room at Villa Cofresi before the wedding ceremony. Photography by Rincon Images Photography, Rincon, Puerto Rico. Wedding photographer Rincon, Puerto Rico.photograph of the Bride in her hotel room at Villa Cofresi before the wedding ceremony. Photography by Rincon Images Photography, Rincon, Puerto Rico. Wedding photographer Rincon, Puerto Rico.

The ceremony set up at Villa Cofresi Hotel and Resort in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Photography by Rincon Images wedding photographer in Rincon Puerto Rico. Wedding photography in Rincon Puerto Rico.
The site of the ceremony at Villa Cofresi was gorgeous that day. The lovely orange wedding decorations went perfectly with the blue carribean ocean.
The tropical ring bearer and flower girl walking down the aisle at Villa Cofresit Resort and Hotel in Rincon, Puerto Rico. The sunset was perfect for a destination beach wedding in Rincon Puerto Rico. Wedding photography by Rincon Images wedding photography in Rincon Puerto Rico. Wedding photographer Rincon Puerto Rico.
The tropical ring bearer and flower girl walking down the aisle at Villa Cofresit Resort and Hotel in Rincon, Puerto Rico.
Scott slipping the wedding ring onto Colleens finger and the sun sets during their wedding by the beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Wedding photography by Rincon Images wedding photography. Wedding photographer in Rincon Puerto Rico.
Scott slipping the wedding ring onto Colleens finger and the sun sets during their wedding by the beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico.
The bride and groom smiling for the camera after their destination wedding at Villa Cofresi Resort and Hotel in Rincon Puerto Rico.  Wedding photography by Rincon Images wedding photography. Wedding photographer Rincon, Puerto Rico.
The happy Bride and Groom smiling for the camera after their ocean front wedding ceremony at Villa Cofresi in Rincon, Puerto Rico.
The bride and groom silhouette in front of the sunset after their destination wedding at Villa Cofresi Resort and Hotel in Rincon Puerto Rico.  Wedding photography by Rincon Images wedding photography. Wedding photographer Rincon, Puerto Rico.
A sunset silhouette photograph of Scott and Colleen.
The bride and grooms wedding rings and wedding band tattoos. Wedding photograph by Rincon Images wedding photography. Wedding photographer Rincon, Puerto Rico.
The bride and grooms wedding rings and wedding band tattoos.
Tropical be achy wedding cake with fun beach chair cake topper. Perfect for a destination wedding in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Wedding photograph by Rincon Images wedding photography. Wedding photographer in Rincon, Puerto RIco.
Tropical be achy wedding cake with fun beach chair cake topper. Perfect for a destination wedding in Rincon, Puerto Rico.
The bride and groom with their guests in the ballroom of Villa Cofresi Resort and Hotel in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Wedding photography by Rincon Images wedding photography. Wedding photographer Rincon Puerto Rico.
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Bridal Portraits -Wedding Photographer- Rincon Puerto Rico

Bridal Portraits -Wedding Photographer- Rincon Puerto Rico

I’m really a portrait photographer at heart, that’s why I love photographing weddings so much. There are only a few occasions in a persons life when they get to have their portrait taken professionally and weddings are one of those occasions. Over the course of the wedding day there are lots of different moments for pictures and different kinds of portraits. My favorite time with a bride is right before the ceremony just after she’s put her dress on. Her make up is fresh, and she is usually surrounded by her closest female friends and family, so it’s a very supportive environment. There is a lot of anticipation and excitement. I shot these photographs of Brooke before her wedding in Rincon. The light on the balcony was perfect. There are always lots of colorful photographs during tropical beach weddings but I chose to edit these in high contrast black and white.

These photographs were shot on the balcony of Pelican Point at Sandy Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico.

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Black and white wedding photography of a bride in Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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Black and white wedding photography of a bride in Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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Black and white wedding photography of a bride in Rincon, Puerto Rico.
Rincon Images wedding photography
Black and white wedding photography of a bride in Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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