Just recently, I had a lovely session with a beautiful family of four. I met the mom of the clan at a women’s networking event prior to the pandemic. She was such a lovely soul that we connected right away. We even met up for brunch to get to know each other. That day, she mentioned that she was interested in having family portraits done. She said it had been quite a while since they had some taken and I could so relate. Again, our last family portraits were when my son was 9, he is currently 15. Don’t worry, I’m planing a session for December when things slow down.
Anyway, being that we are in a pandemic, we didn’t have the consultation in person…we did it via Zoom. Yes, that’s the running theme at this point. During the Zoom meeting, I got a chance to meet the entire family, including the pet rabbit. It was great getting to know their personalities and plan for the session. It was like talking to old friends. We planned for the session and I provided them tasks and everything was pretty much a go.
The day came and it was beautiful. It was about 64 degrees and sunny with a little breeze. The drive was glorious until I ran into an issue. Evidently, Google Maps didn’t realize that there was construction being done on the road that I needed to take to get to the park. I thought that maybe if I turned around that I would be rerouted but nope. So, I ended up having to call my client and I told her my predicament. They had made it to the park because they came from the opposite direction and that entrance was reachable. With a little assistance via road names given to me by my client, I was finally able to get Google Maps to reroute me and I was on my way.
Once I got there, I introduced them to my son who was my assistant that day. They had already scoped out some areas that they wanted me to photograph them in. It was quite funny because my son had not helped with the lighting before so getting him in the right place was rather comical. My clients were so cooperative that they made everything easy. I do believe that I had my client a little anxious because I had to back up quite a bit to get the entire scene and there was a serious drop off behind me. I learned a while ago that I need to look where I need to go and not back up without looking. Let’s just say I had some bad experiences.
During the session, we had to dodge the sun a bit because it was a bright day. Regardless, we were able to make it work. The entire session was a laugh-fest. We all had so much fun. I wanted to make sure that I captured their essence being that they are such a fun and close-knit family. It was a truly enjoyable session and I look forward to delivering their images. Below are some of the images from the session. I would have posted more but one of the daughters decided that she didn’t want to be posted on the internet, so I am respecting her wishes.