Most often when I want to take pics of my kids, they see me coming with my camera and run in the other direction. So, I was in total shock yesterday when my 12 year old daughter asked me to take some portraits of her in downtown Haverhill like we did one time last summer.
I had an idea in mind and she was very agreeable so, we set out for a nice alley that would make a great backdrop. I used three lights for this scene. One Nikon SB910 was shot into a gold reflective umbrella to light her face and beautiful hair with warm light. A second SB910 was fired through a soft light umbrella and gelled blue for the closest brick wall. The third light, and SB900, was put in the alley way behind her out of sight with a yellow gel on it to add to the far brick wall. All speedlights were triggered using PocketWizards.
All in all it worked out pretty well given the very short notice and lack of preparation. She is growing into a very beautiful young lady with great poise, confidence, and creativity. One thing that I adore about her is how vibrant she is. Her disposition is happy and colorful so, I chose to light her as such. I loved her asking to pose. We had fun.
Nikon 85mm f1.8 lens
Lightstands, umbrellas, and PocketWizard Photo Accessories