I had so many ideas with Kayla, we just ran out of time. She’s a soccer player (another in a long list I’ve done recently). We started out in the “perfect light” garage. I really wanted to bring out the spectacular browns in her eyes, so garage light worked the best. We then journeyed outside in her fabulous pink dress. The sun was still pretty high in the sky so we decided to use it out in the fields. The swing came next. I’ve used this now for several sessions, but always seem to find a new way of capturing my seniors in it or maybe it’s just my seniors being creative (thanks Kayla for just having fun in it and giving me the new idea). We photographed the black dress next and then made our way outside to shoot in the fields. Finally we finished things up inside with her soccer uniform. Kayla is going to play soccer in college. Forgot to mention that I photographed her sister a few years back. This was a fun session and I think we captured her true beauty. I hope Kayla and her mom like ‘em….. More on the web site….
Sunday, March 02, 2008
They say after Winter comes Spring. Well, April came early this year, actually in March (hehehehe). April was a true delight to work with. She was very relaxed and kept this sassy and comical conversation going with her mom throughout the session. April’s eyes are extraordinary. I would have to say that they rank right up there with the best of the best. We started out in the garage. When she first sat down to start the session it was like, “wow”, her eyes just jumped right into the camera. I didn’t have to do much, except just make sure the camera was focused. She loves to read, so we then proceeded to pick a spot for the “book shots”. The sun was in and out of the clouds, so dealing with the light kept me on my “technical toes”. The light was just about down, actually behind the house, but not behind clouds, when that magical moment happened. I did use a gobo to block some of the backlight, which helped give a little modeling to the face, but the rest was God’s handy work. We then went to the front of our property and I decided to use strobe and catch the last part of the sunset. At first I didn’t like the image, you know how trustworthy that little LCD screen on the back of the camera is, but when I looked at the images full screen, I loved the second image I took. We wrapped things up with a cap and gown pose (and I won’t give details about the attempt to toss the cap into the air). The images are some of my best, of course it helps to have a photogenic model. I hope April and Tina likes ‘em. I sure do….. More on the website….