Recently I worked with Megan to create her Senior Portraits, we started at her home and them took a trip to Garfield Bay to finish up our session.
In Megan’s back yard stands the playhouse that was build by her father when she was little, unfortunately it was used very little ever since the discovery of a spider inside many years ago. We braved the risk of spiders and I set up a flash inside the small building as well as one outside aimed through the window. Since the building as well as it’s furnishings were now very small compared to the now adult sized Megan I kept thinking of Alice in Wonderland growing too large for the house she found herself in. The cards hanging on the wall, minus the Queen of Hearts, seemed quite fitting!
The class of 2012 from my church, Kootenai Community Church, will be having a special graduation ceremony in June and they needed a photo of the group for the invitations. Being spring in North Idaho scheduling a photo shoot with just one person can be hard, add in the often conflicting schedules of 5 busy seniors and you can imagine how hard it might be. We ended up rescheduling our shoot due to weather or illness at least half a dozen times, but then by what some people would call luck and others providence we had a short break in the rain on a Sunday afternoon and we were able to finally get our photographs. Here are a few from the afternoon.
Yesterday I worked with Tim on his senior photos, the second location that we went to was almost perfect, the only problem was that we were not there first. As you can see in these two test shots a few Teens had claim to the spot that I wanted to use as a backdrop.
As you can see having them in the background does distract a bit from Tim so I thought maybe I might be able to bribe them into vacating their location for a few minutes while I captured some images. Of course they all have Facebook accounts so I offered to take their portrait for them to use on Facebook. Here is the payment of my debt to these five teens that were so gracious.
This last Saturday I spent a good part of the day with Kelsey taking the first round of her Senior Photos at her grandparents’ home near Priest River. Kelsey’s Grandfather graciously set up some hay bales for us to use and they worked out great! You would not have even known it was 40 degrees out as Kelsey braved the cold in a sun dress, cowboy boots and for a few photos her dad’s hat.
Since it was a bit chilly still we are reserving most of our outdoor portraits for the warmer, greener months and spent the majority of our time on some studio style portraits.
The last part of our session we broke out the uniforms and did some sports themed portraits.
I had a great time spending the day with Kelsey, her Mom Sandy and Grandmother Jeanie. We had a lot of laughs and a lot of fun, I can hardly wait for the weather to get nicer so we can schedule round number two!
Just before the cold and snow found it’s way to North Idaho Nikki and I spend a couple of hours at her home taking her Senior Photos. Here is a peek at some of the final images.
While Nikki was changing outfits for the photos in the barn her brother Shayne stood in to model for me so I could get the lights in position, here is one of the test shots of him.
Since Nick moved to Sandpoint a little over a year ago I have had the opportunity to capture images of him out on the football field and the basketball court. Now in his senior year I was honored to have the opportunity to take his senior photos. Here are some of the final results.
To finish out this post, here is a football themed Senior Poster
The Sandpoint High School deadline for Senior Photos is only a couple of days away so this week has had it’s share of last minute senior sessions. Today I went out with Brayden, our goal was to get one particular shot today for the yearbook and then we will do a full blown senior session a bit later in the year. This one shot needed to incorporate much about Brayden, his cymbals, his didgeridoo and if you know Brayden you know the hat had to be in there somewhere! We found a great spot, asked the owner if we could borrow their front yard for a quick photos shoot and then we worked the shot until we had it just right. It was not as easy as you would think, that pesky sun was very bright but with the help of Brayden’s grandmother doing some “Subtractive lighting” for me and a couple of flashes at full power we were able to get the right exposure. Alright, enough words about the shot, here it is . . .
My sports coverage was a little lighter this week due to some portrait work and a wedding in Sacramento. I love shooting sports but I also have to pay my bills so portrait and wedding work always takes priority! I did make sure to schedule my flights for the wedding so that I would only miss a Saturday’s worth of games though. Here is this weeks recap of my sports and sports related work this last week.
09/06/2011 – JV Boys Soccer – Lakeland at Sandpoint
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09/06/2011 – JV Girls Soccer – Lakeland at Sandpoint
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09/07/2011 – Football Themed Portrait Shoot
Tyler and I met at dusk to get some football themed senior photos for him. Here is a Senior Poster that I created for him fusing together a shot from our shoot with some shots of Tyler in action. If you want to see more photos from this shoot check out the blog post at this link: http://bit.ly/q7OW4a
09/08/2011 – Varsity Girls Soccer – Deer Park at Newport
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09/08/2011 – Varsity Volleyball – Lakeside at Priest River
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09/09/2011 – Mountain Christian League Soccer – Eagles at Thunder
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09/09/2011 – Varsity Football – Newport at Priest River
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Brandon Lambert’s Senior Poster
Lastly, checkout Brandon Lambert’s Senior Poster created with photos from the Newport vs. Priest River game.
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