I just recently bought a third back up system for all of my files. Yes, that’s right, my third. Call me paranoid but you just never know when one system could fail and after reading so many horror stories, it’s better to err on the side of caution. In the process of backing up my files I was able to go through some of my old sessions. I came across V+S’s Engagement Portrait Session taken back in December 2015. Going through the photographs, I realized how important this session was to my art and to the development of my craft for many different reasons.
First, it reaffirmed my obsession with couple’s portraiture. I had been working with a lot of families at the time and the realization that my passion was with more intimate sessions really opened my eyes and changed the course of my business and art. Working with one or two people really allows you to connect on a personal level and more emotion and character is brought out in their portraits.
Second, it was such a relaxed session, which allowed me the time to focus on small details. Working with V+S gave me the opportunity to slow down and customize their session, and because of it, I was able capture more personalized, detailed photographs. I now make this a fundamental part of my business and each session is completely unique to the individual and couple that I am photographing.
Lastly, it taught me that weather is beautiful and to not stop shooting just because of a little rain! There are very few rainy days in Southern California. Of course, on the one day that V+S were visiting the South Bay the sun was going to hide during the beach portion of the session and the clouds were going to look fierce. We had decided just to roll with it and see what happened. Well, magic happened. There was so much depth in the sky and the weather made all my moody, romantic photograph dreams come true. The warm glow of the lanterns really stood out against the darkness of the afternoon. It was just amazing! I am now able to embrace nature while shooting because it adds so much dimension. To be honest, I get a bit giddy when the wind picks up, just a little bit, and the hair starts flying and the dresses start flowing.
Thank you again V + S for playing in the rain with me that day. I appreciate you putting your trust in me and helping me develop my craft, without even knowing it! *wink* XO
| TECH STUFF |
| Camera | Nikon D750 |
| Lens | Park | Nikkor 85mm 1.8 |
| Lens | Beach | Sigma 35mm Art 1.4 |
| New Hard Drive | G Drive 5TB |