Saturday, January 03, 2015
When you come to Captured Keepsakes for senior portraits, you'll get more than good pictures. You'll get images that are not only creative, but specifically suited to your personality. We like to capture who you are and what you're all about. Being a teenager on the verge of adulthood, your entire life is on the precipice of change. In a short period of time, you're either off to college on your own, entering the working world on your own, or staying at home with a different set of expectations from your family. This can be a scary time, but also an exciting time as well. That's why we like to create portraits all about you, who you are and what you're all about. In a short period of time, your life will either play out to what you've always dreamed of, or take you in a totally different, rewarding path. Our goal is to be "Creative with a Purpose". Here we captured Keely (one of our senior models for next year). We asked her what was important to her and went about capturing it in one image. When you decide to get your senior portraits taken, consider what you want, who you are, and what you're all about. Then research photographers to see if they can deliver on your vision.
Thursday, January 01, 2015
Every winter we get to visit Garner State Park. Camping in the Winter can be very cold, but it can also be sunny and warm. We got both types of weather in the 4 days we were there. Every morning I get up and wonder the park looking for great images. The scenery is breath-taking. The Frio River runs through the park and it's lined with Bald Cypress trees. Their roots cover the ground showing a glimpse of the underground vascular system and lifeblood of these flora giants. The key to getting great images is the willingness to get into the right position. For example, to get the river image below, I had to get into the water. I wore knee high rubber boots and waded across the rock filled bottom to get to the position I wanted. One of the boots sprang a leak. A slow methodical drip soaked my foot in the frigid water. But I toughed it out to get the shot. When I got back, I had a fire waiting to warm me up and help dry out the wet sock. Some times, going where most people won't go to get the shot rewards me with an image I'll be proud of. The secret to great images (ones you love) is first having a vision, then the willingness to get into position to get it. I've posted several images below.... Enjoy.