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!