Archives: portraits

New Daughter

New Daughter

I joined this family in celebrating the adoption of their new daughter with a fun photo shoot! I didn’t have my trusty assistants with me (daughter & wife), but I was blessed with great light bouncing off of the house for the portraits.

Dillon

Dillon

A rainy Saturday meant being productive in my studio. Really had a great experience shooting Dillon’s senior photos. His dog, Crimson, decided to join in the fun as well!

Fall Mini-Sessions

Fall Mini-Sessions

Had a great turnout and a lot of fun shooting families and seniors portraits. Special thanks to my wife for holding reflectors and carrying my flash – and my daughters for getting the attention of young children. I could not have done it without them! Here’s a small sampling.

Spring Mini-Sessions

Spring Mini-Sessions

I enjoyed photographing these beautiful families on April 18. The weather was beautiful and the kids were well behaved. The moms and dads didn’t do so bad, either 🙂

Here are a few of my favorites.
(you can click on an image to enlarge, use your keyboard arrow-keys to move through the photos)

Light hacking with a turkey pan

Light hacking with a turkey pan

Here’s a series of photos of Dave that were shot using a turkey pan. Seriously, let me explain. Back in 2011, while on vacation, a surprise photo session had me thinking quickly. I happened to bring along two light modifiers and strobes. Converting a garage into a studio, I discovered an old tarp that would work well as a moody background. I already had my key light and a second rim light, but needed something to create some fill and definition to the face. It so happened to be Thanksgiving, which meant there was an extra, shiny-aluminum turkey pan in the kitchen that my mother was kind enough let me borrow. Using this turkey pan, I was able to bounce light from the key light back to the face from the side, creating the final light-hacking scenario. For grins, I have added a more traditional portrait of Dave shot this month, using only one key light with a reflector for fill.

Fall color portrait session

Fall color portrait session

This year the fall colors have been a beautiful backdrop to my photography. I spent time with Kara at the art museum for her senior portraits. She was very natural in front of the camera and her attire complimented the colors well. Big thanks to my wife for assisting with the reflector and diffusor! I’m very pleased with the outcome. I just wish the fall colors would stick around longer!

Back to top