Summit Hill's Session with Tanner Family Portraits this year was located at Seven Gables Farm. The owner of the farm also owns all of the Provino's Itallian Resturants located in Georgia.
Susan, my boss and owner of the company was my assistant for today and Michael helped shoot for about an hour in the early morning.
The day was long and hot, with barely a break, and double booked. We tried to find a new location due to the barn was getting pretty played out, and clients wanted a change, so we opted for a photo bombing horse who got rather ill with me by the end of the day and finally moving down into a hole to chase the last bit of shade the day would allow. With such a long day, we came out very well in the end I must say!
Looks like its going to be a beautiful day for Findley Oaks to receive an outdoor session with Tanner Family Portraits! Last weekend was awful with the rain. Not only is rain awful, but it makes for must have retouching! Frizzy or Flat Wet Hair, Wet Spots on Shirts, Muddy Shoes, Makeup Issues... the list could go on and on for days... the images turned out better than expected due to the hardship of fighting almost direct sunlight all day long... with most of the images, I am satisfied... of coarse you will have your ups and downs.. its expected.
I faced one of my most biggest challenged at this shoot, one of the sessions was for a set of twins who were chinese and can you guess.... albino.. meaning the hair is going to blow out, and already they have an issue just due to genes with their eyes being very small but then you add their sensitivity to light and how are you suppose to photograph them looking at you when they physically cannot open their eyes! Geeezz, I did what I could, it surely wasn't my best, but given the circumstances cannot be controlled.. It's fairly decent.
LUCKY LUCKY YOU HILLSIDE!! This is a great spot to photograph! Clients can easily find us, its not a far distance to walk... ugh... I must start getting in shape, this job is really starting to kick my butt!
Of Coarse, Confucius says "WHAT CAN GO WRONG, WILL GO WRONG"
And once again, he has proven himself to be right! Ugh! What a DAY!
So, of coarse I was running about 15 minutes behind schedule when I arrived for the Findley Oaks Shoot with Tanner Portrait Fundraising.
Being the first time I had really met Michael I was a bit hesitant and nervous,
Both arrived thinking we would be both shooting and then the realization of where either of us would be able to shoot was a major hardship. The first family arrived early and I was setting up equipment, things got a bit overwhelming and the sky was super dark. The rain didn't even take 30minutes before it showered all over my clients... So, weary as what I should do, I headed back to the studio as Michael said to do, both sessions scheduled that day were rained out, and so Skot and I both were shooting in the studio! By the time I finally got my backdrop set up I had over 10 clients waiting on me, talk about a nerve wrecking experience. but the turn out on the images... I personally love them!
Beautiful Summer Night to shoot, the lighting was beautiful and my clients were very happy. I actually had to reshoot one of the families again during this session to the awful weather we faced originally at Barnwell. This was one of the last shoots Tanner will have done at the top of the hill at Millcreek Pond as well due to the local community is evidently stepping in after over 8 years and reminding us that that little section is actually private property... how nice of them. Evidently Millcreek pond is a popular hit with photographers in the Alpharetta area now, where Tanner has been photographing their sessions at the park for years! Ugh, leave it to others to go and screw things up for us once again! A couple images from that session...
This was a surprise and learning experience. Not having much practice working around another photographer in a small environment where you have to be mindful of your backgrounds etc.. because it makes in harder to edit in post.. Skot and I faced a few difficult moments due to lighting and finding a location that isnt right up underneath one another, causing your kids to get distracted! Not to mention trying to eliminate hot spots from shiny paint !!! Add this too as well to the LESSONS TAB! A few images taken by me from the Matt Elem. School Session with Tanner Family Portraits
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