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I'd been photographing Alyssa's sister in her dancing (and senior portrait) for a couple years now, and I was booked for her wedding date, which was in Florida anyway. Even before their wedding, we had already planned on doing this shoot once they were back from Florida. I don't think they set aside as much time for portraits on their wedding day as they would have liked, so this became pretty important to them and their Mom.

The toddler is their baby. Started the shoot off at a barn behind her parent's house, then off to a park. Been pretty busy this spring, so haven't really had time to post anything here, so I'll start here with this series.

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11. I have this shot with them looking at each other, laughing, which works really well, but accidentally grabbed this one. I like this one as well, but the other shows better interaction with them.






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Jun 14, 2013 at 02:24 PM
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p.1 #2 · alyssa and jake: newlywed portrait session


Beautiful couple! Very consistent set


Jun 14, 2013 at 02:33 PM
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p.1 #3 · alyssa and jake: newlywed portrait session


Very nice set! #3 is my favorite.


Jun 14, 2013 at 10:40 PM
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p.1 #4 · alyssa and jake: newlywed portrait session


thanks, guys!


Jun 15, 2013 at 02:51 AM
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p.1 #5 · alyssa and jake: newlywed portrait session


very nicely done Ron!


Jun 15, 2013 at 02:24 PM
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p.1 #6 · alyssa and jake: newlywed portrait session


Really like #5!


Jun 15, 2013 at 02:50 PM
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p.1 #7 · alyssa and jake: newlywed portrait session



thanks, sheri!

thanks, derbarrett! One of my faves as well!



Jun 15, 2013 at 04:13 PM
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p.1 #8 · alyssa and jake: newlywed portrait session


solid set. 10 seems a little awkward to me.


Jun 15, 2013 at 07:41 PM
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p.1 #9 · alyssa and jake: newlywed portrait session


Nice set! I'm sure they love it.

Btw, on 6 and 7, it would probably be very easy to clone out the open back door since the black is all around it. I think we agree they'd be stronger images without the open door...



Jun 16, 2013 at 01:15 PM
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p.1 #10 · alyssa and jake: newlywed portrait session


Nice how you managed to get good expressions out of a toddler who was likely not so cheery later on in the session.

If you feel it wouldn't hijack the thread, did you need to explain before the shoot that having someone else to distract or play w/ the kid would make for the parents to relax more? If so, I'd love to hear how you communicated this; this is one example of something that the photographer knows is a potential problem, but that the clients might not understand til they're halfway into the shoot...


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tdurnan wrote:
solid set. 10 seems a little awkward to me.


hey tdurnan, thanks! Yeah, I didn't quite get what I wanted out of 10, and I think I included it in the set to see if anyone saw it like you did, so thanks for mentioning that.



Jun 16, 2013 at 02:02 PM
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p.1 #12 · alyssa and jake: newlywed portrait session


Jamesbjenkins wrote:
Nice set! I'm sure they love it.

Btw, on 6 and 7, it would probably be very easy to clone out the open back door since the black is all around it. I think we agree they'd be stronger images without the open door...


Yeah, James, I thought about that. I probably should give it a whirl. Thanks for mentioning that.



Jun 16, 2013 at 02:04 PM
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Nikon_14 wrote:
Nice how you managed to get good expressions out of a toddler who was likely not so cheery later on in the session.

If you feel it wouldn't hijack the thread, did you need to explain before the shoot that having someone else to distract or play w/ the kid would make for the parents to relax more? If so, I'd love to hear how you communicated this; this is one example of something that the photographer knows is a potential problem, but that the clients might not understand til they're halfway into the shoot...



Thanks! They knew from the beginning the toddler would be an issue so she came only for the first 15 minutes, focused just on her, and then she was whisked away home. Grandma was happily in charge of the toddler, and bride's sister was there as well. In fact, on that second shot, she was walking away from parents to grandma, then looked over at her aunt. For that moment, she had her independence, and she was just in her own little moment.

I've shot quite a few toddlers, and I don't think I've run into parents yet who didn't understand the toddlers get focused on early, and then they're off. Maybe I've just been lucky?



Jun 16, 2013 at 02:14 PM
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friscoron wrote:
I've shot quite a few toddlers, and I don't think I've run into parents yet who didn't understand the toddlers get focused on early, and then they're off. Maybe I've just been lucky?



I suppose I'm just thinking back to shooting formals, where parents of The Screaming Kid figure that if they put The Screaming Kid in with the rest of the family, that the child will understand the importance of the event and start to smile. Sometimes they think things will somehow improve- and the results are rather predictable.



Jun 16, 2013 at 02:23 PM
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Nice set. 10 is my least fave (agree it looks awkward. I wouldn't include it). Also wondering if you could clone out that one rogue hair on the groom's forehead in #9. I really like #11 and 5.

Good job!



Jun 16, 2013 at 02:38 PM
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p.1 #16 · alyssa and jake: newlywed portrait session


Nice clean set you have there!!


Jun 17, 2013 at 01:05 AM
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eephoto wrote:
Nice set. 10 is my least fave (agree it looks awkward. I wouldn't include it). Also wondering if you could clone out that one rogue hair on the groom's forehead in #9. I really like #11 and 5.

Good job!


Hi Elaine, thanks for your comments! Agree with you on 10, just wanted to see if anyone else picked up on it. Totally missed that rogue hair on 9, so I'll clone it out before getting it to client. Thanks for mentioning that! 11 is my fave of this set as well.



Jun 17, 2013 at 03:43 PM
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p.1 #18 · alyssa and jake: newlywed portrait session


a2rob wrote:
Nice clean set you have there!!


Thanks! I've really been focusing on the light to come up with cleaner images, so glad you noticed and mentioned it.


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Jun 17, 2013 at 03:43 PM
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p.1 #19 · alyssa and jake: newlywed portrait session


Nikon_14 wrote:
I suppose I'm just thinking back to shooting formals, where parents of The Screaming Kid figure that if they put The Screaming Kid in with the rest of the family, that the child will understand the importance of the event and start to smile. Sometimes they think things will somehow improve- and the results are rather predictable.


Yep, I know what you mean! Once the kid gets to the screaming phase of the meltdown, you might as well forget about it.



Jun 17, 2013 at 03:44 PM





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