Just be prepared.
Know how to make it work.
It might mean you have to different stuff than on a more normal day.
But that’s how a good photographer and a good photo shoot goes… Roll With The Punches.
I didn’t realize it was a 2 and a half hour drive so it ended up being 6 and a half hours long.
I had several people asking me how in the world we’d be able to go for that long when most times it’s more like 2hrs.
Well I just told them several times to be prepared to work hard too… that’s 6-8hrs of modeling, it’s a two way road.
They were naturals and since they knew and picked how long it would last they never once complained and were totally into it.
What an awesome photo shoot.
By the end her hair was totally wet and nothing like when they started… but we adapted and adjusted just fine.
And we actually all stayed pretty warm.
We had a lot of traveling in between spots… abt 2hrs driving in the car… that was the saving grace.
Being able to warm up from time to time and to reset and find new places with new pictures.
You better have prepared for what you’re wearing to get down and make the shot happen.
If she’s in a wedding dress in 6 inches of snow you can lay down once or twice.
Thank goodness for a lightstand so that the assistant can park the car while you take advantage of the last reminents of twilight.
On the right is a spot he’s probably past a hundred times and never even noticed… but I saw on the way down and new we’d need to stop there. Both winners!
They were really good looking
We shot for so long
I loved the locations
When snow is falling you have to take a bunch to avoid the snowflakes showing up in bad spots like in front of their eyes.
But the picture above was in the first minute of shooting and is amongst my favorites.
View the rest of the blog post to see more too.
i’ll be editing a couple hundred more for them when I get back from my travels.
If there’s interest I’ll share more.
Whether they think… why in the world are we doing our photos in my own front yard. haha
And it’s more than the flare.
They were so good with pictures, so good looking and so many great spots we could have kept going.
But now we all suffer the consequences… Which pictures are they going to print and use for their reception.
That’ll be tough on them I suppose.
I’ve been using my car headlights for light on the last couple of shoots.
Now I need a good big difuser so that it’s not so pointed or strong.
The plan was to do the thank you at the temple… well that was my thinking.
But I thought to myself when they mentioned the sign… might as well get it done then so that way if something happens and we can’t do it at the temple at least it will be done.
And well… that happened and this was the only spot we got them done… and they all turned out great and a lot of fun. (This is just one example)
But each person that has seen it has commented on how much they like the pictures of him with the cap on.
Plus it was snowing so much I couldn’t hardly look through the viewfinder it was so wet.
I aimed for the edges of their head and hope it got them in focus.
Then one time I shot so fast the flash didn’t go off… Silhouette that’d be cool. Tadah!!