Near the beginning of August I had the pleasure of taking some photos of this beautiful family:
Not only did they have coordinated outfits, but Jamie was prepared and brought a cute wooden baby rattle for me to hold to captivate their newest family member's attention. This made for such a smooth mini session even though she did not want to smile at the camera.
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I also made sure to have a higher shutter speed when capturing shots of the toddler just to make sure I caught every priceless expression she made! Because I was using my fixed wide angle lens I wasn't able to achieve this flawlessly so I had to touch up a couple of photos in Adobe Lightroom by sharpening and clarifying them a bit.
To capture the sunburst from the sun in the middle photo I lowered the aperture on my wide angle lens and reduced the overall exposure. Kristen Ryan Photography has a great tutorial for how to achieve this on their website!
When researching for this session ahead of time by browsing Pinterest I saw a pin that inspired me to take some folding chairs with me for the first few shots, and it worked perfectly! Lucky for me, my grandmother-in-law gifted us this folding table and chairs set a few years ago to improve our Thanksgiving dining situation!
Usually Pinterest plays a huge role in the photo shoots I take because of the limitless pose ideas I can gain from it, but for this session most of the poses were unscripted! This was both because the family did such a great job of posing themselves, plus the location has so many props like the fence and the river!