Friday, July 31, 2009

I Got Sunshine

This is probably the best way to describe our shoot with Jessie. Having never really spent any time with her, we had to warm up to Jessie and she to us. So the first order of business was to figure out how to accomplish this and where to shoot. We started out at the Special Olympics Memorial for a few shots and to see what the light was doing. We told Jessie to get in the grass and she didn’t hesitate for one moment. Before we knew it, she and her black pumps were all over the place following our direction. We provided the jokes “I’m here all week”, the facial and posing direction and off she went… No surface was too high or too dirty for Jessie.

We then pulled up in the parking lot of Maxwell Parkand immediately noticed this Pepsi truck parked “all by its lonesome” so I said “let’s have at it”. From there we walked the park, took her over to this cool bridge and then the baseball diamond to finish up about 90 minutes of shooting. I love the warmth in several of these shots which was a result of the sun turning orange (golden hour) about 45 minutes before sunset; this is becoming my favorite time to shoot. I adore what I do and have learned a lot over the last 6-7 months. It helps when you have clients and subjects that take direction well and are willing to experiment; Jessie was all of that and more. Until next time...



e Richard Photography said...

Great photos David. I too enjoy a client that's willing to try just about anything. Keep up the good work.

David N. Beasley Jr. said...

Thanks Eric. Learning more each shoot. I really enjoyed your last post.

Anonymous said...

I just love entire affect of the I got sunshine. The pictures turne out absolutley beautiful with lighting, color, angel and scenery. I have many favorites from this shoot, but I would have to say the one that gets me the most is the one of me sitting on the bridge looking up at the camea. I just love the angel.

Thank you again!

lj studios said...

Hi David! Your pics are awesome! My favorite from this series are the two full body shots - you have her sitting in the grass in one of them and the green is perfect texture around her and her pose is very well done. I also love the one with her kicking up a heel in the sunshine! That one looks fun and spontaneous! AND the SUN/Light looks golden delicious in all of these shots! NICE!

Can't wait to see more of your work!