May 15, 2015 / Uncategorized
A Wild Birthday Photography Session (While Braving the Mountains, the Cold, and the Burrs on Turtle Mountain in Vernon, BC)
Yep, I do birthday sessions. Anything that gets me excited, I’ll do. It’s part of the reason I got into photography. It’s why I live in the Okanagan, as opposed to Toronto or Edmonton. Don’t get me wrong, I REALLY enjoy the destination weddings, but I LOVE living here even more. And onward we go.
Fun fact: So originally this was going to be a “Hey, look at these family photos I did” sort of entry. I was going to show you some photos that I took of a family on Sunday. That way, I’d get to photograph more families! Outdoor sessions are $150, and I highly recommend you get one now. Well, not right now. It’s 1:43 AM. At least wait till the kids are up.
But, I’ve got like four readers of this blog, according to my google analytics. I don’t really feel like bringing it down to two readers, so we’re gonna talk about something more interesting.
This lovely lady is turning a certain age soon. For my birthday, I did a birthday selfie. I always buy myself some overpriced whisky and do a birthday selfie. This is a tradition that’s been going on for about ten years. Unfortunately, in the transition from photobuckets to livejournal to everything else, I don’t really have access to most of these photos. Enough of me.
We have a mountain near where I live called turtle mountain. There’s another mountain near there, also called turtle mountain. There’s a really great place near there where I shoot weddings on the weekends called Turtle Mountain Vinyards.
And so I had this idea. I would photograph my client on one mountain, while she was on the other one. I’d use my handy-dandy 70-200mm f/2.8. I’d use two flashes. Unfortunately, the flash idea was not a good one. The remotes have a 30ft range, I was at least 200ft away.
Backup plan, though, We have the lights from the baseball field. Although this didn’t create the kind of look I had in my head, what came out of it I tend to think was still pretty cool.
So yup, that’s my blog entry for today. You should book a birthday session with me. Thanks for reading everyone! I’ve got a wedding tomorrow, so this should hold you over until then.