I have been wanting to photograph this family for over a year now. Can you see why in the photos? They are beautiful! The mom is a dear friend of mine , and we have been discussing a photoshoot for many many moons. However, they are quite a busy family, and our schedules never manage to sync up. Surprisingly, her family and I were all free this past weekend (in the middle of winter!) so we made it happen. I couldn’t have asked for a more fun photoshoot. I just let the kids be kids (with a few poses snuck in here and there). It was very relaxed, not too cold, the scenery and light were beautiful down on the beach, and I think they will treasure these photos of their family forever. The moments are fleeting when you have little ones, and that is part of the reason I LOVE this job! So blessed to be involved in freezing these little moments in time. Enjoy!
I can honestly say that leaving presets behind has been the single most effective thing I could have done. I am not saying I will never use a preset ever again, but I am growing so much and really finding what works best for me and my style. The one thing I am struggling with right now is getting the bright images I LOVE without having little bits of kids’ faces with highlights blown or nearly blown. I read somewhere that this could cause problems when printing. I have not figured out how to keep the image the way I want and avoid this problem. If you have any suggestions, please let me know! Thanks for stopping by!