My schedule has been more than a little ridiculous lately, leaving little time to just shoot for myself. In an attempt to break the monotony, I grabbed my D80 and 50mm, hit the pavement. First, I found not one, but two wedding parties, and snapped a few candid shots I’m not able to when shooting a wedding myself. After that, I hit up a party over at the Groove-E-Juice E-cigarette shop to celebrate the opening of its new lounge. But I didn’t get to stay long. The smoke detector’s visual sensor mistook the e-cig vapor for smoke, setting off the alarm and calling the fire department. Fortunately, it all got sorted out, and the party was free to continue.
Since Karen is a teacher, she doesn’t have to go into work on snow days. We had planned to go for a long walk and maybe some sledding and snow man building, but I wound up spending most of the day just digging out my family after the snow storm. I still managed to snag a few photos before the sun set.
In addition to this being the first in a series of portrait shoots I’m working on, this was also my first chance to work with my friend Mere. She messaged me a couple days ago to ask if we could do a series of her in her renaissance dress.
The dense cloud cover and rain threw a wrench in our plan of catching the golden hour light. We wound up leaving our original location in the woods for something more open because to take advantage of what light we had. Mere was so amazing through all of it, you’d never guess it was her first time modeling. We’re planning a second shoot not too long from now, so keep an eye out for those.