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