I shot these children photographs back in 2008. I am rewriting this blog post in 2013 and I will confess, I have come a long way in my photography. These photographs are a little overprocessed, yet they still hang on the wall of the Bush household. I photographed the kids again in May of 2012 and photographed them with a film camera. You can see a very different look.
The location for this photo shoot started at BYU’s waterfall and duck pond. My guess is this was built for engagements, engagement photography, and even some wedding photos. The waterfall has some standing pads which make it great for photography. Although, I really don’t see those photos on the internet. Maybe people don’t use the location.
For these photographs, we photographed with available light. This was before I used flash for many of my portraiture. Often when I should natural light I feel the need to retouch a bit more. When I use flash, the photos are almost ready for print.
It is tons of fun to photograph the same family over and over again. I have photographed the baby pictures of Henry, and I have photographed the kids as a group on at least 3 separate occasions. It is fun to watch them grow up and change. People should get family and kids photographs created more frequently, if not annually. Before you know it, they’ll be stubborn teenagers.
Now if we can convince dad to join in on the fun. Mom was on hand as an assistant but if dad had been there we could have had the whole family.