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!