I was very excited for this shoot, as it's been quite a while since I've actually worked. It felt great! The rain held off, the creative juices were flowing, and the nerves were a little frazzled (as all should be on a good photo day).
My subjects were my nephew, Rob and his long time girlfriend, Zoey. The occasion was Senior Prom. The location was Fort Boreman in Parkersburg, W.V., one of my favorite place to shoot, and by far my favorite now after learning about all the lovely additions- stairs, pathways, bridges, and canopies. My tool (of circumstance, not choice) was my old, rickety Olypus SLR.
Rob & Zoey before prom May 2016.
The weather was very over cast that day, so it was perfect to get that 'soft' glow to the pictures without harsh shadows. However, I did struggle at times not to under expose the photos, since I did not want to void all the beautiful details of the sky and gloomy, yet beautiful clouds. I did use fill flash to try to counter balance my under exposures, but later came to the conclusion that the flash was not bright enough in some situations. : /
I loved this photo of catching them in the moment until my husband pointed out that it looked like he was punching her, lol.
What I wouldn't give to go back in time and light her face more.
If only they had all of this (the stairs, bridges, and canopies) about five years ago when I photographed a wedding at this same location.
Love the lighting in this photo, but do not love the background.
Much like photographing a wedding, the black and white contrast was difficult for me to balance. To achieve details in his dark tux, I over expose her dress. If I had it to do all over again I would have lowered my aperture one stop.
It's always fun to photograph such photogenic people.
The camera loves her.
Had to get some of the personal moments with family.
This is my husband helping his nephew pin his corsage back on.
Again, trying to get the details in the dark tux washed out the color in his skin. ; (
Always love the goofy photos.
Proud momma moment.