This last spring I had a contest offering a free portrait session and digital photo package, Bella won that contest and chose to have senior photos taken. Bella is from Australia and this past year she was a foreign exchange student at Sandpoint High School. There was not a lot of time between her winning the contest and having to depart the states to return home so when her session day turned out to be a rainy one rescheduling was not an option. Instead, I put my Hydrophobia rain gear by Think Tank on the camera and we used some garbage bags to protect the flash and battery pack. Here is a photo of my assistant Pete with our make shift rain gear for the flash.
Our original plan was to take Bella’s photos with some of the buildings, landmarks and locations that are well known in Sandpoint. We were going to start at Scweitzer Mountain Resort, but the clouds were so low that we would have no worthwhile view so instead we just stuck to locations around town. We started out using the Panada Theater as a backdrop, then locations with a view of the Cedar Street Bridge, City Beach Sign, Powerhouse and Long Bridge.
Jason Duchow Photography is located near Sandpoint and Priest River Idaho and serves throughout Idaho and Eastern Washington. Jason specializes in environmental portrait photography often with the use of dramatic lighting techniques and is also known for his freelance sports photography work for www.idahosports.com, The Coeur d’Alene Press, The Bonner County Daily Bee, Priest River Times, Newport Miner, Sandpoint Newsline and a handful of other newspapers and publications.