Borrowed lighting gear from my good friend Miles with the goal of producing simple one-light portraits. In order to get my daughter to sit for this session I bribed her with 4 lollipops and a couple pieces of Ghiradelli chocolate.
Yeah – at 3-years of age she’s already a master negotiator. She goofed-off for most of the session. However, I did manage to capture of few authentic moments. Spent a few minutes post-processing the files and here are the results.
Rarely will my daughter sit for a picture anymore. The camera bores her. But – put her favorite show (Ben Ten) on the electronic baby-sitter and I am rendered invisible. This gave me the perfect opportunity to take some new portraits.
It was late afternoon with the sun coming through our large picture window camera left. Lucky for me our drapes provide a very nice softening effect on the sun. Here are three of my favorite images from the session with very minimal post processing.
I photographed Alex on location at White Hawk Country Club in Crown Point, Indiana. The photography session took place in the evening just before sunset. The weather cooperated and the natural light was amazing.
The goal was to keep the portraits simple yet have enough ambiance to give the final images character and depth. Alex was a natural and directing her was effortless. And, I think there are many beautiful timeless images from this session.