After my fifth attempt to do photo session at Hollis Garden, I finally was able to get in without it being closed or an event happening. It was hot & muggy with no cloud coverage. We moved around quickly to get our shots so we wouldn’t have to bare the heat for too long. Since it was so hot and the family was driving back up to Atlanta right after the shoot, I didn’t get a chance to shoot in all the different sections of the garden. Maybe next time.
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Had some fun on Halloween taking pictures of the neighborhood kids when they stopped by for a treat. I offered free digital photos in costume to anyone who stopped by for a treat. Our neighborhood grew since last Halloween and a lot more families have moved in. So, I wanted to showcase my talents to our new neighbors so they know they have a photographer in the neighborhood in case they need my in the future. I had fun and we had a pretty good turn out. Can’t wait to do it again next year.
At the Posner Mall in Davenport, there is a place where the little ones can run around, play, and use their imagination. It is called Time In! On October 29th for a couple of hours, they invited the little guest to come and play in their Halloween costumes to have fun and have some treats. They asked if I could take pictures of the little ones with a Halloween themed backdrop.
There was not a whole lot of room to set up. After setting up and taping off the area to try and keep the little ones from running through the set, helped a little. I could not move more than 2 feet from my camera on the tripod and my main light. With all the little ones running around, I had to be on high alert to make sure my equipment and the little ones stayed safe. After all the picture taking, I did manage to get permission from a few of the parents to use their child’s picture. All-in-all, this was a fun and unique experience and I can not wait till Time In! does this again for Christmas.
Infant Photo Session
This past weekend was my first infant photo session. I wasn’t nervous about this session because I was already familiar with the parents because I did their Maternity Photo Session plus I did quite a bit of research about infant photography from other professional baby photographer video tutorials. I learned quite a bit from Julia Kelleher’s videos. I let the parents know right off the bat, there is no rush with the session because babies are unpredictable sometimes. So there was no pressure on them or on me and everyone was relaxed and we had fun. The session took two hours from set-up to break-down and I was very pleased with the photos and the parents loved them and that is what I strive for.
This pet photo session was similar to being the photographer at a special event. I stayed in one spot and took candid photos of the dog’s as they moved around the yard then came to my area. Then I move to another spot and take more candid shots. I also get some subjects to pose for a shot (sit & stay). The key to pet photography is to be patient and take a lot of photos. You will eventually get some great shots.