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I am very excited to share this shoot with all of you. I have shot at this location a few other times, but this was the first time there with a male client. It always amazes me, how different a location can look simply because of the subject. But this location is almost unrecognizable. Although I do mostly candid shots I do provide direction at times. I love the challenge of knowing which direction to give my client. Male and female poses are very different, as are child poses. Just like when writing, one must think about the subject and the audience. Giving direction during a shoot requires the same thought.
As always I ask my clients if they would like to bring something important to them to the session. It can make a photo that much more meaningful. This client brought his saxophone. I really love the details of a photo, so the photos of him playing are some of my favorite.
What a truly fun photo session. When I met my client, I asked her if there were any props that she had in mind. She said no and that she wasn’t into props. That worked out well for me, because I am not into them much either, with the exception of an amazing vintage find or a basket for a baby. So off we went to a local farm with just my camera in hand. What an amazing farm. The staff was ready for us and went out of their way. They even offered a horse! Who could say no to that?
So while not really a prop, but really a stunning animal, I still like to say think that I started that day with no props and ended up with the largest one ever!
Neenah is not a stranger of being in front of the lens. As a child she has been in national advertising campaigns. Now as nearly a high school graduate, she has launched a singing career. I remember walking the streets of Washington D.C., seeing Neenah’s face go by on the side of a Metro bus. Another time I remember sitting on my sofa watching TV, and seeing her in a commercial walking with Neil Armstrong. The last time I had Neenah on the other side of my lens, it was a video camera, and she was about 4 years old. I was shooting a public service video for college, and she was my star. Now many years later she was in front of my camera lens again. She now lives in California, so when I think of her, I think of sunshine. I decided to play with the use of the sun as my filter in these photos.