I really love the opportunity to mix natural light with my mobile light set up, which includes multiple speed lights, triggers, modifiers and reflectors. So when Camden Francis asked me to photograph him and create a portfolio to send to model agencies, I was looking forward to our photo session in Sudbury, MA.
We chose the Grist Mill in Sudbury for the pictures because it was local for all of us and it offers lots of different and beautiful compositions and backdrops. We met late afternoon. The light was golden and was casting beautiful colors and shadows all over the place.
We started off with quite a few natural light shots just to get comfortable and then we pulled out a gold reflector which really added to the warm light and it worked really well with Camden’s complexion, giving a nice dreamy look and feel.
Back in the studio when I edited the images, I worked with a few black n white looks and I landed on this one, which I felt just popped off the screen. It was a definite keeper and it was the one chosen for our local town publication Get Local MA
Camden wanted to try a few different looks so we made our way around the Mill area and he was making some quick outfit changes. We were running out of available light so it was time to get out the flash and triggers and to play with the quickly fading light conditions.
It was a really busy fall season for family sessions but this was going to be a shoot with a number of outfit changes and aside from multiple looks, the family also wanted photos of Camden's younger brother and some with them together for their holiday card.
This photo session was a lot of fun and we were all really pleased with the results. I sent off their chosen images to my print lab and produced a beautiful 24 page 8 x 10 folio for Camden which we personalized for him.