I recently had a portrait session with Caroline to commemorate her upcoming graduation from high school.
Caroline’s family is very large, and very close as well. When we were thinking of locations for the shoot, Caroline suggested we go to her grandfather’s farm, an area where she used to play as a child. It held a special place in her heart and turned out to provide a wealth of textures and colors to include in the images.
As we were shooting, I noticed a loft in the old barn that was filled with straw bales. The light streaming through the open door was gorgeous, and provided this beautifully lit area. Thankfully, Caroline was adventurous, so we found a ladder and made the climb.
I really love the first image in this post…it is my favorite from the day…but the one right above this sentence is running a close second. The natural light was just beautiful for the entire session, and gave me a lot of freedom to manipulate the strobe lights as necessary. I love the way the texture of the old barn wood is overtaken by the rays of sunshine in the left part of this image.
Since we were on a working farm, Caroline and I thought it only fitting that we had an image with one of the little piggies. They’re cute, but those little things are very fast and REALLY LOUD WHEN ANGRY. This little guy was calm for about 10 seconds, and then we put him away before he made an escape!