rainy day experiment | everyday family session

This session took place late last month, during the kind of thunderstorm that transforms day into night. It was an experimental session to begin with; I had a few things in mind that I wanted to work on and thought April’s family would be perfect for it.

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And perfect they were. Never had I worked in such extreme conditions – keep in mind it was as dark as night for most of the session and I was without a flash or reflector.

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Working with young, moving children in even the best lighting conditions can be quite the challenge.

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April’s oldest son was THE MOST adorable thing ever – playful, energetic, and silly.

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My favorite age to photograph.  🙂

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It’s hard to believe that his little brother will be playing with him in no time.

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No time at all.

Thank you again, April, for allowing me to capture your precious family!

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It was exactly what I needed.

Crystal Satnik - June 12, 2012 - 11:10 am

Way to go Tina! I hate using a flash and usually run into the problems you stated in your post. Maybe if you do that photography workshop you can teach us your tricks! 🙂 BTW, I was at a grad party last weekend for a cousin who lives a few blocks from you. On the way out we saw your new deck. It looks awesome! I hope you guys are spending lots of time relaxing out there this summer!

Tina - June 12, 2012 - 12:56 pm

I would certainly be teaching my non-flash tricks because it’s the only way I roll. (Well, aside from shooting indoors at night… and even then, there are still a few tricks.)

Can’t believe you were SO CLOSE. The wind has been wreaking havoc on the deck, even tipping over our gas grill last weekend. I think we need to plant a hedge of huge trees!

Hope you’re enjoying your summer so far, Crystal!

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