amanda & casey + 2

This summer, some random lady stopped my wife at the library to ask her a couple of questions. She saw that our kids were the same ages as her kids, and she was desperate: she had just moved to our small town from Oklahoma for the summer while her husband got some job training nearby and she was out of her mind for something to do.

Fast forward to the end of the summer and we had to say good-bye to our good friends, Amanda and Casey and their two adorable kids. Luckily, before they left, I got to get them in front of my lens for a family session on campus up at KSU.

Their little girl was such a treat for me! She’s only 7 and already knows how to work it for the camera.

Their little 2.5-year old was missing nothing in the charm department either.

Mom and Dad didn’t do too bad either. 🙂

They may look great individually, but all the magic really happened when I put them together.

And there’s plenty more where these came from. So much so that you might get just a bit sick of them in the next little while!

Thanks you guys! We miss you and hope everyone’s getting settled back in at home.


4 Responses to “amanda & casey + 2”

  1. amanda

    man this is such a tease. now i want to see the rest. thanks again for this. your work is really good. i see good things happening for you in the future.

  2. Lee Gardinier

    Hi rik-
    Wow, great work!
    Could I ask what lighting/flash was used in images 1,2,& 3 above?
    Captures really nice facial/skin tones
    Thanks much-
    Lee G. (an aspiring photographer)

  3. rik

    thanks for stopping by, lee. the lighting on the first two shots was very simple: open shade. I had the kids sitting in an old stadium, totally exposed to the sky. the sun had already set behind the stadium, so no direct light fell on them. all of the light came from the sky, which acted like a giant reflector, giving us perfectly soft, even light and huge, beautiful catchlights in their eyes. the third shot was similar: i positioned the model so that she was between me and the sun. that way, the side facing me was only lit by the lovely reflected sky light, with the sun providing a very warm rim light on her hair. so, very basic light setups here. hope that answers your question =]


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