I joked recently that I should do a "Zach's ex-girlfriend" senior special this year - Zach being my little brother. I've photographed his first "real" girlfriend, a girl he hung out with in kindergarten and now his elementary school "girlfriend." My brother and Drew were in the same class for years and she was his girlfriend because they played basketball together after school. I love kids. But now they're grown up and getting their senior pictures taken.
Drew and her mother came by on Sunday to do her pictures, but we ended up only doing studio shots because (like I mentioned in my last post about Jake and Melissa's wedding) the weather was horrid last weekend. I had set up shop down in The Fallout Shelter, which worked really well because there's so much more room down there than in, say, a living room. It was also my first shoot with a three-light set-up, as I just bought a third Alien Bee from a girl I went to college with. From my point of view, I had a softbox to my left, a beauty dish to the right, and a hair light also to the right, but slightly behind where Drew was standing on the backdrop. There's a photo of it on my Facebook page if you're interested.
We wanted to do more than just plain background shots though, so we cleared off the stage, grabbed the beauty dish and did some portraits of Drew and and her basketball with the brick wall.
Yesterday we finished up the shoot in Drew's yard. I got a bit lost on my way there, honestly, but all was well in the end. They have a pretty little garden and a big yard, and a basketball hoop. Her mom Kelly told me she was glad to have me as their photographer because she knows we can work around each other's schedules. Compliments like that are always so nice!