Yesterday's Deluxe Candid Portrait session with Mary, her husband Nathan, sons Kyle & Avery, and Emily was a whole lot of fun! They were such an energetic and loving family that it made my job pretty easy. They were willing to run, splash and frolic, and even walk through a bit of Florida jungle.
This was a two location portrait session with the first at a great little waterfront park in Belleair Bluffs. Besides the water views there were these low-lying, horizontal tree branches that were good for wrapping up Mary's family in for a Robinson Crusoe-ish treehouse portrait. The above shot is in sepia, my new favorite processing filter for my photographs these days.
After Belleair Bluffs we drove to Honeymoon Island State Park from some signature candid beach portraits. The afternoon sun was still high in the sky and strong, so it was a bit of lighting challenge, but my trusty Nikkor AF ED 80-200mm F2.8D lens with a polarizing filter on it was able to tame the sunlight enough.
For the first time I included an infrared image (above) in the 40 professionally edits photographs included in the Deluxe Candid Portrait package. I am increasing the variety of images available to my clients now with infrared, sepia, high structure black & white, enhanced tonal contrast and old plate images just to name some. Often these types of images are in included in addition to the original color image.
The three hours for this portrait session flew by and I made the drive home from Honeymoon Island State Park very much looking forward to seeing the images on my 24-inch monitor at home. I was so excited in fact that I finished editing all 40 images by late last night!
Thanks very much again to Mary and her family for a very fun and creative afternoon.