34 Weeks - Holiday Maternity Session!Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Its that time of the year again... Holiday pictures! Even though we had maternity pictures done recently and totally loved them and have printed some out already, we couldn't skip out on doing holiday pictures. It has been a tradition of ours to take our own holiday portraits since getting married. How do we take it? Simple. We haul our camera bag with our gears and a tripod & remote. John does all the framing and focusing and I just sit there and wait for him to get in the picture. 99.9% of the time we get at-least 10 pictures that we really like.... Thats more than good enough for holiday cards! ;]
We almost missed the good lighting cuz John went back to bed after our doctors appointment. Poor guy got home at 8am, and he decided to join me at my appointment instead of sleep. So when we got back I told him to go back to bed. He didn't end up waking up til 3:20, and the sun sets at 4:55! We had to rush out at 4, which gave us about 25 minutes of good lighting. Luckily, his camera does really well in low light!
We headed to Adam Thoroughgood House. This location has easily and quickly become a favorite of mine: 1. Its beautiful. 2. Hardly any other photographers are there when I've gone. 3. Even though it's such a small little area, there are a lot of spots you can be creative with. John has never been here, so when he got there he was amazed at how gorgeous of a scenery it was. I had already planned out the spots to make things quicker for us. So it was literally, take a couple shots, then move on to the next. By the time we got to our last spot, we had about 5 minutes left before the sun officially disappeared. But by looking at the photos, you would have never known we were losing light! He took the pictures, I edited. Thats how it normally works with us, unless he has time to sit and help me edit. Otherwise, I do most of the editing. Plus our editing styles, actually our styles alone are two different ones, and most of the time you can tell. We have to learn to find the balance so we don't get any inconsistency. Lol!
This was the last spot we did and the other photographer that was there had already packed up and left, and we were still trying to get some poses in! I was watching the sun disappear but John was confident that we were gonna get good ones! I shouldn't ever doubt his abilities, cuz these were some of my favorite ones! The bloopers to these are hilarious though! He first did solos of me, and as I was posing, a big 'ol bee came and landed on the fence 3 inch away from where I was leaning! Of course I freaked out! John caught it on camera. I'll post it some day. Haha! Oh! And I totally just noticed he wasn't wearing his actual wedding ring but his Qalo ring instead! *rolls eyes* Oh well!