We had the incredible pleasure to be contacted by the fun loving Rhoads-Neigum family and asked to take some portraits in the crisp Autumn air this weekend. We were thrilled to have this opportunity and was even more pleased when they wanted to have them taken around the Heritage Center and Capital grounds. There are so many interested spots to take photos there and they were champs when we guided them into our strange world of photo ideas. The best part is we didn't even hit all of the areas we like to take photos in this location. However; we got plenty of options for them to choose from when the editing is completed soon.
We started with some more formal shots along the tree line around the Heritage Center just to get that comfort in front of the camera thing going. Then we slowly increased my level of shot options on them by getting them in front of the Canon ball rocks and of course into the tall grass area in front of the main entry. That was a lot of fun to see how far they would go to get interesting family pictures. :-) We found an east wall that had a cool angle to it and had them lean into it in different ways and took a couple of angles in those shots to get more photo options out of it.
Once that area was completed we went over to the more traditional shot area for local photographers by the capital. We chose to have them sit and stand along the library steps and pillars for some fun shots that actually became more fun than we originally thought they would be... I think we took the most photos at this location in the end so that was a good last second decision.
Finally we went over to the tree line north of the new Governors mansion to get some shots with some great leaves still on the trees there at the time. This became more playful at the end and I think they will enjoy those pictures that came at the end the most from the afternoon. A couple of ideas came from the younger people in the group so that really turned out great in hindsight.
I am still editing the photos and will work hard to get them completed for them to choose from here shortly. If all goes well I hope they will grant me the permission to put my favorites on the website as an example of what we can do for people in the Portrait category of our work. We enjoyed our time with them and we hope you will look for the work to come here soon in a new album we will be creating.
Thank to a wonderful family! :-)
Tony & Kristie