Lesson learned; do not take toddlers to new and exciting areas for pictures! My niece Alora couldn’t get enough of running around the gardens at BYU-I. The images you see here are the few that she isn’t squirming to run out and play, indeed pictures were the last thing on her mind the composite of the Parker family illustrates it well, wiggling with all her might to get down and play!
This shoot lasted a little more than an hour (10/14/12) at the BYU-I gardens, most of which involved chasing Alora all over the gardens! Simple edits on most, levels, saturation, and exposure. On a couple images I took glasses out of my sister (Rachel)’s pocket, or removed people walking through the background. I am always amazed at how well the band aid brush does with that!
We had a brief pre-shoot meeting that same day, outlining the type of location and style they were looking for. Once their determined they were look for an outdoor look, I showed them images I had taken with Rexburg nature backdrops. They liked the BYU-I garden images, which is where we headed.
In my client page area of my website I provided the parkers a zipped file of small raw images for them to pick out the ones they liked. After receiving their input, I took the images back and edited them. I then replaced the raw image zip with a zipped file of their finished-unwatermarked images, ready for print.
As they were family, I gave them the 15 finished images for $25 They paid cash upfront, and signed the model release the same day.
If this were a non-family shoot, I would have obtained the payment after work completed, obtained the model release the same day, and only given blog size digital negatives unless paid for prints.
I enjoyed this shoot, and have since booked another family shoot in the coming weeks!
-Paul Chris Luke