Things are starting to heat up in the summer of 2018! The sunflowers are out and looking beautiful! I posted an invite on Facebook this past weekend for anyone interested in booking photo shoots next to these amazing flowers and the response has been great. This is the first of several stories this week and it features a beautiful little girl named Lily and her beautiful sister Haley!
We arrived by the Sunflower field and I pulled out my camera equipment and noticed that they were covered with a little condensation! The weather in western North Carolina this past week has been nothing less that miserably hot and humid. I had forgot to put my camera bag in the trunk and it got nice and cool in the backseat and when I took it out everything fogged up! So after about 15 or so minutes my 50 mm lens was ready to go! I wanted to start with my 35 mm but it still had not cleared up from fogging up!
Lily was very cooperative and her mom and sister helped keep her smiling! I actually knew Lily from before when she was in Kindergarten at a school where I was recently employed. Lily seemed to enjoy her session even with the extreme weather. The sun was starting to go down and it made for some amazing light! This is my favorite time to shoot because the light that time of day is so warm and soft!
I really appreciate Stacey Shasteen trusting her daughters sunflower portraits with me and she was pleased with the gallery that I sent her. Stacey was very patient as we waited for my lens to warm up and clear off.
It is always enjoyable to do these types of session because of the people you meet or to be reacquainted with those you have met in the past. It’s always a pleasure when you deliver a great gallery to someone and hear from them that they loved their pictures! I work a full time job that Im on my feet all day but when I get a chance to do a portrait session I get a second wind and a burst of energy that erases those achey muscles!
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I hope you enjoy the images I selected to highlight the evening