Thalia and Thiago, Ybor City at Night

So we did a thing here at BCIPHOTO (like the acronym?).  We held a little contest because we wanted to try something different.  Different?  How?

Well, for one, I wanted to try shooting in the dirty nasty alleys of Ybor at night.  We’d never done it, and well, I didn’t want to shock a current client with something very different than we normally show them.  So…

Our contest was to give away 5 FREE Engagement Sessions.  We ran an ad on Facebook.  Oh. My. God.  The response was incredible.  We had nearly 100 responses in just 72 hours.  I had planned to run the ad for a whole week, and had to shut it down early.  Then, though we planned to give away 5, we thought, hey, let’s just do 10.  Yep, we’re cool like that.

Well, Thalia and Thiago were one of the lucky winners,and they chose YBOR AT NIGHT for their shoot!  Woo!  They even dressed the part!  As it turns out… we photographed her brother’s wedding several years ago!  Small world, right?

Long story long, they were amazing to work with, and Ybor City is much more “lit up” than you’d expect.  It gave us a different perspective on photographing them, and opened some possibilities that are less than pleasing in bright lighting.  Suffice to say, it was a success!  We loved it and will likely add it to our regular stable of Engagement Session possibilities!

Here’s a sneak peek of their session: