Taking a good portrait requires knowing your subject. It’s ideal to have time to get to know the client or model before a photo session, so the photographer has a feel for what is truly inside and how to best express it through images. Time building a relationship is vital.
So when we were asked to take photos of a group of seventeen teenage girls during a one-hour period, we panicked. How were we supposed to go through that process with each kid in that timeframe? We arrived early, made lighting and location decisions, said a little prayer, and they arrived.
Thankfully, the girls helped each other out and were a delight to work with. Their church group leaders also helped move the operation along, resulting in a fun set of portraits that happened in a flash (get it, in a flash?).
The parent feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. If the parents are happy with how their beloved angels look on camera, we’re happy!