Its been a long while since I have posted one of these… so since my 2012 Senior Season is coming to an end (it has been an amazing season btw)… I figured I would post a few cheat sheets for some of you out there that may be interested…. and like Peter always wants to know… “whats my secrete you ask Peter… SAMS Club AA Batteries
Check these Cheat Sheets out::
Flash Units were all Nikon SB900, 800 speed lights
Sitting here on my lunch break and thought I would do a quick blog post of a start to a great senior shoot….. This was a pretty awesome shoot on a few different levels… first and for most its the brother of my very first senior that I shot a few years ago… I am proud to say I have came a long ways since then… and thanks to Patti (mom) for letting me shoot your youngest and last to come thru =). Secondly… traditionally guys do senior shoots b/c mom wants them too, BUT my goal is to make the shoot for guys just as fun and cool as it is for the girls…. so mainly to do that I like to incorporate what they do, their likes, their hobbies and really submerge (no pun intended) my creativity into that. Meet Dawson… a competition swimmer! This shoot was a challenge on so many levels and if you know me I LOVE TO BE CHALLENGED… day 1 we tried the shoot and a monsoon of rain and killer lightning came thru… yeah not the challenge i was up for… day 2 (next day) dark dreary skies, very wide pool, local water aerobics club on one side, expensive photography gear inches from water, asst with a hurt back (but on the up and up i hear) and about an hours to pull of what i had in my head (scarey i know …. but I embraced the challenge and I think it paid off big time… this is part 1 of a 2 part session and these images are deff some of my best specialty session shots… stay tuned for part II :: (a lot of photographers have already contacted me about how i pulled this off… cheat sheet post coming in my Fortographers section of my blog… okay back to the action)
Well… the time has come and this session was or is “unofficially” my last booked senior session of the year until maybe another senior books one. Anyway what a great session to go out on. We knocked this one out of the park (no pun intended… you’ll see why later). Colton is a big guy, I swear we never grew ball players like this when I was coming along way back in 95′ =). His mom scheduled the session like 100% of my guy seniors this year, but also like the other 100% of the guys… we got some great shots and used what is becoming my stamp for these parts… some cool creative lighting! With out anymore delay… check out some of Colton’s senior shots ::
25 career home runs for mr. davis…. yeah so that makes my 2 career home runs not so special…lol
Sooo what a GREAT way to start off my weddings season. Talk about raising the bar for the rest of the year, WOW!…. I got the privilege of shooting friend of mine’s wedding this past Saturday. I would be lying if I said that I have not been getting anxious to shoot it… 1) it’s my first “official” wedding of this season… 2) its at Piedmont Park and Park Tavern…. Ummm what better venue could a photographer want to build up the ol’ portfolio. Well the day had finally arrived after weeks of preparation and planning. I must say… I never really knew Meredith or have ever really hung around her with Michael, but she is the most genuine and was surprisingly the most laid back bride on such a big day… weather reports had rain in them, the park itself had 2500+ people in the background, but she took it in stride and I got some of the best emotional pictures that I have ever gotten from any one bride before. I could definitely tell as I went back through the pictures that the love that these guys have for each other will last forever. (PS – to all my brides the rest of this season… crying pictures are the BEST!!! =). Oh and Michael I won’t tell anybody that you teared up either… shhhhh. Anyway enough of me babbling… here are a few pictures… sorry for so many but there were just too many damn good ones!!! Thanks Guys ( M&M ).