Some families, especially those with infants and toddlers, know that their best times don’t always occur at sunset. Others just want to have an early session so they can go about the day without worrying about getting back to the house, cleaning up, napping the little ones, or clock watching while they wait for an evening session, so they opt for an early morning session. Here are a few sweet ones from early in the season, early in the day. Is your family ready to play in the sunrise?
After a session on the beach we know the job of making your portraits look great has just begun. The fun part, getting to meet your family, playing with the kids, directing traffic, and helping you look your best out there is behind us and now the second part of our job is starting. We have hours ahead of cropping, correcting color, brightness, and contrast, punching up that reflection, taming highlights, opening shadows on anywhere from 50 or 60 images to sometimes 100 or more if the kids were having a good time and showing themselves off, all before we format the images and post them to your gallery for you to view and enjoy. This is all a part of what you should expect from a professional portrait photographer. We are thankful for the time and investment you made in trusting us for your portraits, and we always hope to repay that by putting our time, effort and skills into editing your family portraits so you look your best. Not every studio does that, some will be happy to grab your images from the camera, burn you a disc and send you on your way. Others will edit and go even further to retouch every image they shoot and of course have to build this into the price you pay for your session. In this entry we will show you the difference between edited and unedited images from some recent sessions. If you like what you see in the “after” portraits, be sure and call us for your next sitting and see what we can do for you!
Some of our best shoots come from the 4×4 territory, nice folks looking for a different vacation than down on the pavement, usually open for some fun or creative shots and we’re happy to play. The wind and the light were just right for Chris’s session so we shot until the last light faded.
Brit and Blake had an intimate ceremony, family encircled them on the dune in Carova on a soft, warm evening. I was lucky enough to be there and share in their moment.
As much as we hated to see him go, Jared is moving on with his video work and won’t be rejoining us for his third year. We all know great things are going to happen for Jared and can’t wait to see what his stopgolove project does next. He helped add some different ideas and takes on candid small family shoots while he was with us.
I was lucky enough to interview our newest addition, Marijane will be learning our ways and adding her own strengths and styles this summer as our scedule fills out. She is bringing her love of people and portraits to join us as we move into our new location in May, just up the road in Kitty Hawk. Look for our new spot in Ocean Plaza near Great Cakes Bakery and The Romance Store to be complete by June 1st!