On Saturday night, I photographed a totally fun Christmas party for the Wasser Family. This was the 25th year in a row that they have done a Christmas party to celebrate with their friends. So, this one was special for them. They set up a fun background with stringed lights behind white fabric with some silver trees and champagne for photographing couples as they arrived. Later during the party I printed the portraits and put them into cardboard ornament frames for the Wassers to give their guests as gifts. Unfortunately, I didn’t think of it at the time, but I should have photographed the printed images in their frames once they were complete so I could show you how smashing they were. The prints were a big hit. There was also some great food, a live singer, and some super cute elves to greet guests and take their coats. A great time was had by all!
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I had the opportunity to shoot another bathroom remodel by Collins Tile & Stone yesterday. I had a little trouble with this one because I had a pretty small space to work in. It was a rectangular, narrow space with the toilet at one end (which I try not to include in the photos very often) and glass shower doors at the other end (which pretty much act like a mirror reflecting my likeness back unless I’m at an angle). The shower was pretty sweet with two shower heads and beautiful tile.
Thank you to everyone who has given us all the super cute outfits for baby Kat. She’s stylin’!
Hard to believe my little kit kat is 1 month old!
Today I photographed a beautiful family from my church. I think they had fun!
More photos from the shoot can be seen here.
On Monday, I did some corporate head shots for Joe in my home studio.
This was a fun birthday party for Ashley! The party was at a hotel due to the rain. Originally, it was planned for Algonkian Park, but we had major thunderstorms and tornadoes rolling through. I don’t think the weather bothered anybody one bit, though. In addition to the traditional birthday festivities, the girls had their make up done, dads made cotton candy, and the girls enjoyed swimming at the hotel pool. I even did a selective color group shot of the girls with their cotton candy.
More photos from the party can be seen here.
Mark was interested in updating his business head shot. So, we did a shoot yesterday in my home studio.
The rest of the photos from the shoot can be seen here.
Last night was a “big” astronomical event, the super moon. Basically, the moon was very close to earth making it appear larger than normal. I wanted to try to get a photo when the moon was closer to the horizon, but we had so many trees around I couldn’t even see where it was. So, by the time I saw it and got my camera out the moon was well above the horizon. I think this photo also would have come out better with a longer lens, but oh well.
So, I thought I’d try the technique described here to create an “invisible black background” with Nikki the “supermodel.” First we tried shooting inside, but the flash was lighting up the furniture and wall behind her. So, then we moved outside in a shady area in my backyard. I think it would have been better to try this in the evening rather than in the middle of the afternoon because in order to get the background completely black I needed to close the aperture down so far that not enough light from my flash was getting to my camera to light her up. And when I opened the aperture up more the bright spots coming through the trees were showing up in my background. So, most of my photos ended up with a very dark background, but not completely black. It took some trial and error to even get everything close to right, but I did end up with one image that I really liked after a little bit of editing (mostly of the background, not Nikki).
Yesterday I took portraits of Joe in my home studio. Here are a few of my favorite shots…
All the photos are available to view here.
This week I did an interesting shoot for a criminal lawyer named Lawrence. He wanted posed scenarios with a model to market his law firm. He was trying to go for a cheesy, sexy kind of thing. I’m not sure if I captured that or not, but it was a fun shoot. Here are a few shots that I thought were interesting…
More photos are available here.
Yesterday I photographed a home for Realtor, Gina Tufano. Here are a few images from the shoot…
We’ve started making plans to move Alex from the nursery to the bigger bedroom so baby #2 can have the crib and Alex can move to a big boy bed. We bought him a twin size bed from IKEA on Saturday. We still need to paint his room and do a lot more organizing before he makes the switch. Our goal is for the room to be ready for him by the end of May. Hopefully, he’s ready for the switch before baby #2 arrives. We’ve been thinking about a theme for Alex’s new room. Nick and I seem to both like space, airplanes, jungle animals, zoo animals, or dinosaurs as possible themes. The nursery is ocean themed. I’ll post some photos of Alex’s room once we get everything set up for him.