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Family Portraits – The Stokers

on Nov 13, 2012 in Blog | 6 comments

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Boy was this photo shoot fun! I know the Stokers from my mission, I served in their ward for 9 months. A couple of weeks ago I was feeling the photography itch and posted a status on my facebook,”Anyone wanna do a photoshoot!?” The Stokers responded, I gave them a sweet “people I love a lot” discount, and we scheduled a time.

Before the shoot, I asked about styles they liked from my portfolio, and location types they were looking for. They wanted a warm feel outdoor setting. We met at Liberty Park in Salt Lake and started shooting away. The kids were routy, so we tried to move location often to keep them entertained. I used natural light with a gold reflector for most of the shots.

Afterwards, I let them look through the photos on the camera while I explained the details. 2 week turn around, how I would get the photos to them etc. While Kayla (the wife) looked through the images, I had Jared (the husband), fill out the model release.

I edited the photos, and put them in a zipped file on my website via a password protected post. I have the Stokers the password, they downloaded the images, and loved them! One other thing I did differently than I have done in the past is included three types of each image. One black and white, the original (post editing), and a lower saturated/high contrast image. This allowed the Stokers to choose from three different styles of photos for each image. I don’t know if I will continue this, Ill have to ask around to see if that was a cool thing :)

-Paul Chris Luke

6 Comments

  1. Casey

    November 14, 2012

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    Awesome job with this shoot! It’s tough to to families because there are a lot of people to pose all at once. You did an excellent job putting some kids on laps, some behind, some on their knees etc. Wonderful Job. One of my favorite ones is the little boy in the sweater against the tree. He looks like he has attitude, it’s really cute.

  2. Jason Lucas

    November 15, 2012

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    Hey bud,
    Great job on these. I like that they were so “lifestyle-esque”. The candid photos are always the best. And I’m loving the golden light from the sunset. Well done man.

  3. Jenny Bullock

    November 16, 2012

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    Great job Chris! This family is adorable! I love all your different poses and I especially love your location! As far as feedback, the lighting seems a bit harsh, not the ideal time of day, but other than that great job! I love all the different expressions you captured! Awesome!

  4. Danny Morgan

    November 26, 2012

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    Chris nice work with these. I really like the different poses you were able to capture with all these. It makes each picture different from all the others and look good too. I also like how you blurred the sides to some of these pictures, because it makes the person stand out more. Good job with the lighting and everything else as well.

  5. Chantelle Zenger

    November 29, 2012

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    great job on these images chris. I really like that you were able to capture their natural, happy expressions :) i think it is good when a photographer can make their client feel comfortable and can avoid the “fake smiles.” I really love the two pictures of the girl by the tree smiling.

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