Recently I was asked to capture timeless heirloom-quality portraits at a family reunion in Connecticut. It was very special as this family hadn’t seen each other all together for many many years. The idea was to first shoot the large group shot in the largest room before they would set up for the party; after which I would shoot the family, friends as the function took place.
The shoot would turn out to be a bit challenging. Although it was a gorgeous day, the sun was shining; but…a big but, the temperature was hovering around 20 degrees, and destined to get colder throughout the evening. This meant a total indoor shoot. So, I found a small adjacent room and set up there. Fortunately I had my background setup with me and with a little creativity using what was in the room and a some photoshop it all worked out; and actually ended up to be a lot of fun!
In the end, we photographers need to get ‘the shot’ no matter the circumstance. The reliability to deliver the images that meet or hoprfully exceed the client’s expectation is what it’s all about!
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