January 3, 2014

What I Did On My Snow Day

You know the saying about the cobbler’s kids having no shoes? The photographer’s kids sometimes get the shaft. It does not happen often these days, but sometimes I actually photograph my own kids.

When they were little I photographed them all the time. It does not happen often nowadays because they are older and are very busy. Two of them are gone most of the year. But yesterday was perfect because we had a snowstorm. I had to reschedule my clients because it was too awful for them to be out driving to portrait sessions with kids. We all were sort of captive in the house. Too bad only two of my three were willing to participate, but it was fun all the same. So here are some things we did yesterday:

Saratoga High School Senior Portraits
We started out indoors. I liked that the color of the sweater perfectly matched the flowers on the rug. Serendipity. Her eyes match as well.
Saratoga High School Senior Portraits
I liked the black and white magazine images in the background. I used off camera lighting in a butterfly pattern to give it a more fashion/editorial feel. Black and White seemed like it fit the feel of the image best.
Senior Portraits Saratoga
The position of the light accentuates the line of her jaw. Very film noir.
Outdoor High School Senior Portraits
We went outside in the snow for a few. We used off camera lighting.
Photography Saratoga Springs NY
Love the falling snow.
Photography Saratoga NY
Nice to show off the Christmas present coat.
Michael Kors Coat
Directional lighting is more interesting than flat lighting.

Now all I need to do is convince my middle kid to let me take some pictures of her.