The Power of You with Brooke Snow | Week One

This week started a new photography journey for me, as I’m taking an on-line class with an amazing photographer and teacher, Brooke Snow.

This week’s lesson focus was on preparation.  Everything from making sure all of our equipment is in our bag, in working order and charged completely to scouting out a location to mentally preparing for the session by creating a shot/vision list.

For my homework this week, I used a session that I have been wanting to do for a long time.  This session was SO VERY special to me and I knew that I HAD to get the shots that I wanted.  I also knew that the location was going to be a bit of a challenge, as it wasn’t a place I could really preview very much ahead of time.  So, in order to make sure the session flowed well and also to guarantee that I didn’t forget any of the must have shots, I spent a lot of time preparing for this session and had a very detailed shot/vision list to pull from on session day.  But guess what…I got so caught up in our session (which was a very good thing, b/c I got a lot of great shots and connections with the family) I forgot to look at my list.  And guess what else…I forgot one of the most important shots.  Thankfully I remembered that I hadn’t looked at the list before I actually left their home, so I turned back to their house, parked the car, knocked on the door and told the mom that I had forgotten one very important shot.  This one!

Here are two more of my favorites from the session.  Both of these were variations of my original vision.  The shot on the stairs I had originally wanted to be outside, sitting inside each others outstretched legs, but the ground was wet and muddy, so I varied the shot inside to the stairs.

And in my mind this was going to be shot from behind, but I actually liked the feeling I was getting of them walking hand-in-hand toward me!

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6 Responses to The Power of You with Brooke Snow | Week One

  1. Mai says:

    I like the way you work with light on the first and the third ones. It give the warm feeling when I look at it. Very nice job. 🙂

  2. Judith says:

    Love them all! So glad you went back for the first one…all moms should have adorable photos of themselves with their kiddos!

  3. Terri Beloit says:

    SUPER shots, Kerri! I’m not sure I can even pick a favorite…really nice work and such a great series…I’m sure the family loves them!!

  4. Great images. Nice job with the lighting. I really like all the different connections you made with the children in that second photo. It looks very genuine and comfortable, not sure I could ever get my own children to do that!

  5. Vince says:

    I really really love the second photo. Such a neat use of the stairs and having their heads turned creates neat lines. Great works!

  6. Danie says:

    I LOVE that second picture! I love the composition, their expressions, everything. Wonderful job — all of them, but that second one is my favorite!

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