SO glad that I had a chance to meet up with my good friends the Smiths before my move for a family session! We were chasing the late summer afternoon light but we had a few great moments of June golden hour! My family is really going to miss them, we were invited into their lifegroup a few years ago for which we have been so blessed, and our sons are best friends. You don't easily find folks as special as the Smiths- we will really miss them! Thankfully we will be getting a poll in Arizona so we are def making them visit us!
I love making couples kiss in front of their children! I get them really close and say "make out!" or something silly- the kids always scream a dramatic ewww or roll their eyes, and everyone giggles! I can't quite explain it in words, however I think its really important for kids to see their parents connection and have good memories of them showing affection & in love :)
Heather & Brad are high school sweethearts, so after a few years together they are pretty good at this!
Ok just a honesty moment. I could have done a better job here.
We chased the sun and the sun won- it set on me faster than anticipated.
This is why I am an available light photographer. I LOVE and adore natural light. I also love dramatic 'flashy' photography! Sometimes you want one style but the sun done set already.....so you need to bring the light yourself because life happens. We ran out of days before my big move to shoot a session, then ran out of daylight while shooting! Why not be ready for whatever look you want to achieve? Regrets: I could have posed them more comfortably, and I wish I had brought a larger 60" softbox since I think the bare bulb here was kinda harsh- but man I am loving my Flashpoint Xplor! It took about 1 moment to expose for the ambient light I wanted (first smaller dark photo) Then I just flipped on the strobe via my on camera R2 transmitter and the Xplor automatically adjusted itself to High Speed Sync (as my shutter speed was over 200) . Less than sixty seconds in post to apply a preset I made last and saved year, and 15 minutes to export and upload a blog. Whew! Its not a debate about which kind of lighting is better- I like and use them both. Its a matter of adapting to control the look I want at any given moment. Always learning!
5MKIII f2.8 1/250 1so2000 70mm on a 70-200 Tamron,