In Nova Scotia near the end of June graduating Grade 12 students prepare for their Prom. In preparation the ladies have spent much time agonizing over which dress to rent or purchase in hopes it will be unique and also make arrangements for a hairdo and makeup for the day of the Prom. The gentlemen usually find themselves scrambling to pick up their rental suit and meet up with their beautiful date in time to join the photo session.
The first part of photographing the day is to meet up with your clients at their home to setup and take those important family photos before they are off to the meet and greet venue where the students will be mingling with their friends for possibly the last time as they go off to a secondary school/college, the first step to a life long career.
A bright sunny day with no clouds makes for harsh lighting conditions and you also would prefer a pleasing background for the photos. We had visited a few weeks prior to the photo shoot to get ideas where the individual and family photos would be taken. Between 1pm – 2:30pm, in late June, the sun is high in the sky and the family yard for the position of the sun would not have an ideal location to take the photos.
They did however have a car port and a brick wall which would be perfect for the images as the brick would represent the building blocks for their life journey ahead of them. With a brick background, although it is meaningful, it has a bit more of a masculine feel to the images. After the shoot looking at the images with the beautiful dress and suit we decided to do a bit of Photoshop work to change out the background to a few other colours using one of our textures and also enhance the in camera vignette.
Here are three sample images below, let us know which style or colour background you prefer.
We will be posting more images from this shoot in the days to come. Thanks for stopping by to visit. If you are looking for a family/individual portrait session or having an event give us a call we would be glad to help.