I think it was a rare instance for all the family to be in town together and the proud grandfather wanted to capture this time with some unique photos. Lucky for him I do 'unique' well!
I snapped some group shots, some family shots and then, as it usually goes, I spent the majority of the time on the individual shots of the grandkids. The grandkids always get all the attention!
Let me tell ya, this family was a blast to spend the afternoon with! They were joking, laughing and truly enjoying their time together and I was thrilled to be a part of it. Overachiever was hauling around all my gear that day and he even got involved in the shenanigans with the rest of 'em!
I wanted to share a few of the photos I created for this family...
This girl was AbSoLuTeLy a fantastic model! She was up for anything and didn't even mind laying down on the cold rocks for me...
Her little brother, on the other hand, wasn't quite as comfortable in front of the camera:) I spent a good part of the day telling him..."No, the other way....No, the other leg....No, your other left!" Yes, he was K I L L I N me which of course just added to the laughter. I actually quite surprised myself that his portrait edit is actually one of my favorites. Here's the original:
And here's the final...I like the soft intensity, if there is such a thing~
The second family had 2 sisters that were just a dream to photograph.
I liked the softer side that this photo shows...
...and the edgy side that this photo shows...
This 'together' shot of the 2 of them turned out Stunning! Actually every photo of them together just captured such an incredible mood, they were fabulous. I had this printed large on metallic paper to really show off those eyes...metallic paper is my newest obsession...it adds such a shimmer and a radiance to the colors~
And for you Before & After freaks here's one of my "non-poser" that was kind of fun:
I added 3 textures:
Reverie warm (Flora Bella Collection)
Dream Sequence IV (both from Kaleidoscope)
Then I added some layer masks and erased a little bit of the textures off his face.
Here's my layers palette:
Here's the final...I like the spiky things in the background!