Monday, November 3, 2008

Saturday's Beach Portrait Session

Saturday afternoon I had the pleasure of photographing two very nice families down at the VB oceanfront. They were a referral from Jill Beninato over at Sit.Stay.Smile Photography. Jill specializes in pet photography and digital art; so if you have a 4-legged critter at home, you will want to stop by her site for a visit.

The families requested some journal style shots as well as the standard posed portraits, posing a big challenge in that it was a bluebird day without a cloud in the sky to diffuse the sun. In order to tame the harsh light, I used a Nikon SB-900 fired through a Softlighter II and a 7' bounce panel for additional fill. The setup was easy enough for the portraits but journal style shots would be tough. Luckily Sophie, a friend's daughter, volunteered to help out. What a life saver! I bet she never expected to be chasing kids around the beach holding an umbrella on a 8' stand. :-) Here are a few of images from the session:











6 comments:

julielawsonphotography said...

Your lighting looks magical!! Simply an awesome series of photos. I would imagine that the family is so excited about them. Great work!

Shannon said...

I love them!

:) How is the fundraising going?

Travis Owney said...

Thanks Julie for the kind comments!

Travis Owney said...

Thanks Shannon! The fundraising so far is going awesome. The kickoff meeting is Thursday night and we are are already over halfway to our goal. It has been an amazing display of generosity.

Jill Beninato said...

THanks for the mention Travis...like I said, you did an awesome job with their portait and I am sure they will be really pleased.

Angela'nCharlotte said...

I want you to photograph our kids someday :) Someday...when we have them :)