My family has had the pleasure of attending church with the Klynstra family for the last couple of years and our kids adore each other, which makes the purpose of these family photos a little heartbreaking for them. This wonderful family is heading off to serve in the mission field for Mission Aviation Fellowship and they needed a good family photo for their prayer cards. I was glad to help them out, it only took us a few minutes to get the kind of format that M.A.F. needed and then spend some time getting a few bonus photos for both of our families.
Cole and spent some time at a few different locations around Priest River for his Senior Photos. We had some great fall colors and Cole was great in front of the camera and to top it all of the end of our session featured a great sunset with some amazing clouds.
Jason Duchow Photography is located near Sandpoint and Priest River Idaho and serves throughout Idaho and Eastern Washington. Jason specializes in portrait and wedding photography, often with the use of dramatic lighting techniques and is also known for his freelance sports photography work for 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.
This last week I had a portrait session scheduled with a family that was gathering in Sandpoint for the weekend. There was only 1 day that everyone would be together and available and the plan was to get some outdoor portraits with Lake Pend Orielle as the backdrop. The day rolled around and of course it was raining, eliminating the possibility of outdoor portraits. Since this was the only day that the entire family would be together it was decided that we would adapt rather than cancel and we set up for some indoor portraits in the house that they had rented for the weekend.
The one room that we could work with was tall, narrow and fairly dark. You can see the room we were working with in this early test shot:
To give the room some depth and make the photo more interesting we added three more flashes to the setup with two strobes behind the chimney upstairs and one behind the chimney downstairs. Here is the final image with the entire family, I think those extra lights made a pretty significant difference!
After getting the hardest photo out of the way we moved on to some smaller groupings, here are some of the portraits as well as some of the happenings between portraits!
To wrap up the afternoon we even took a few engagement photos!
When Sammy and I got together to do her senior photos I ended up taking 2-3 times as many photos as I usually do. Not because I was having a hard time getting good shots but because she was so much fun and she was constantly making the goofiest facial expressions which I eagerly wanted to capture!
We will get to the goofy faces, but let’s start with intensely serious . . . .
We had a spectacular sky and sunset for the conclusion of our session, check it out!
Alright, now on to a little bit of goofing around.
Lastly, a photo of someone other than Sammy. As I was taking her photo a tourist from Canada saw us working and he wanted a piece of the photographic action, he pulled out his camera and took a few shots himself. I was also quick on the draw and snagged this shot of him before he continued his journey back north.
I have known Todd since he was a freshman when I was his Shot Put and Discus coach, due to the increasing demands of business I am no longer his coach but I still get to see both him and his brother Tim often through my camera viewfinder. In the fall they played next to each other on the offensive line for Sandpoint and in the spring Tim spends his time on the baseball diamond and Todd will be back to throwing heavy objects as far as he can!