What a wonderful day!
It was not only my first client shoot after taking some time off to nurse my back, but also, I got to see one of my favorite families!
I’ve watched these little ones — Mateo and Anea — grow up through the years, so seeing them warms my heart!
Bee in Flight
[FYI to Photographers: I always plan to arrive early to my client shoots, so I can set up my gear, check out the light at the location, and take a few test shots of my surroundings. Often, these test shots make it into the client gallery to help tell the story of their day.]
I started shooting these purple flowers in the parking lot because I liked the contrast against the green leaves behind them. To make it a more interesting shot, I followed this bee around and captured a shot of him in flight. Now I love it!
Chasing the Bubble
One of my favorite shots ever! Look at Joe and Anea’s facial expressions. You can feel their joy!
The Non-Lighthouse Lighthouse
Stealing a Hug and a Kiss
I was shooting Anea, and out of the corner of my eye, I could see Yolanda and Joe stealing a moment.
Instead of invading their privacy by taking a shot of just them, I shot wide to include them in the background, but focused on Anea. The result = a non-standard “portrait”.
Resting on Dad’s Arm
Anea and the Speckled Light
Yolanda mentioned she is fond of speckled light. Me too! I find it interesting for portraits.
There is nothing plain about images with speckled light!
Swinging in the Sun
A Relaxed Family Portrait
This is one of my favorite family shots of the day. I captured this at the end of the shoot when the kids were tuckered out, as you can see.
Having the kids leaning on their parents makes this image extra sweet and warm. Love love love!