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Behind the Scenes

Family News

ANNOUNCING...

We've been debating and praying about having another baby for several years and finally felt confirmed that now was the time.  With such fun news to share, it seemed natural to want to find a unique way to spread our joy.

We've been debating and praying about having another baby for several years and finally felt confirmed that now was the time.  With such fun news to share, it seemed natural to want to find a unique way to spread our joy.

The subject matter

Yes, I usually am posting images of commercial architecture or real estate photography, but today was a day for something out-of-the-box and creative.  My wife says I am like the mechanic that doesn't keep a car running at home and while this still doesn't give us a true family photo, it does have every family member represented. 

Given the time of year and having three kids who just carved pumpkins, we grabbed a smaller fourth and started to put a few ideas together.  After looking at myriads of images on the internet of baby clip art and pumpkin images, we finally agreed on a theme.  

Given the time of year and having three kids who just carved pumpkins, we grabbed a smaller fourth and started to put a few ideas together.  After looking at myriads of images on the internet of baby clip art and pumpkin images, we finally agreed on a theme.  

Set Up

Daemon, age 4, and mom lighting pumpkins.  The wind was not helping.  Neither was the four year old.  :)

Daemon, age 4, and mom lighting pumpkins.  The wind was not helping.  Neither was the four year old.  :)

Dayton, age 8, ensures that his rather large pumpkin is in good view of the camera.  

Dayton, age 8, ensures that his rather large pumpkin is in good view of the camera.  

Staging

Every photo starts somewhere.

The pumpkins were cute, but the image was a little lack luster.   

The pumpkins were cute, but the image was a little lack luster.   

Nothing that a few fall items from the front porch couldn't resolve. 

Nothing that a few fall items from the front porch couldn't resolve. 

Photo Bombers

There's one in every family, several in ours.  :)

Introducing the CamRanger

Favorite tool in my bag!!!  Not only can I get a sharper image from using the iPad to trigger the camera, but anyone helping stage the image enjoys knowing what I'm capturing, especially interior designers and in this case, my wife, who happens to be looking over my shoulder.  

CamRanger App for iPad

CamRanger App for iPad

Final Image (with photo bomber)

Final Image (no photo bomber) 

Manipulated in Pages and saved as a jpeg. No actual photo editing needed. Shot with my new favorite camera - Cannon 5DmarkIII. 

Photographer in Training

Working with my son!

Me and my boy headed to some photo shoots!

Me and my boy headed to some photo shoots!

Dayton holding a flash to get more light into the kitchen

Dayton holding a flash to get more light into the kitchen

My kids are starting to ask if they can come to work with me more and more.  On this particular morning my son asked if he come with me to work and I told him it was probably going to be pretty boring.  He immediately responding with...

"I don't care if it's boring...I just want to spend time with you Dad!"

How could I say no to that?  We had such a fun day driving around photographing homes together.  He did a really good job helping carry equipment and even being a mobile light stand for me.

I use a lot of remote lights when I photograph homes and having him there to help hold them in weird spots was really great.  His arms got tired after a little bit of this, but it sure made things go a little smoother on the shoot.

I am so excited to see what the future holds for our family and our business.  I have always dreamed about the day when my kids could work with me!  I of course would hope that someday they will want to do what I do, but I also have to remember that they have a choice in what they want to do as well.

 


Final Image

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