Senior Photoshoot Using Sony A7RII

What an amazing day.  We went to an old abandoned fort on Pensacola Beach because the senior was looking for somewhere that had an old look and feel to it.  Maggie and her mom were awesome to hang around and get to know during the portrait shoot.  

The Sony A7RII was my camera body of choice and that baby behaved beautifully.  I used the 85mm G Master almost the entire shoot and it was finding focus so easily and consistently it was crazy!  

Toward the end of the shoot we found a more open area with some clouds in the background so I could get some wide shots of her with the 35mm Sony Zeiss.  I used a monolight with a beauty dish for almost the entire photography session.  


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Lighting Techniques For Family Beach Photoshoot

Lighting Techniques For Family Beach Photoshoot

 I was actually in the water, and had to bob up and down out of a squat as the waves were coming in, in order to avoid a soaked bum!

Trial of the 85 G Master Portrait Lens

Trial of the 85 G Master Portrait Lens

The G Master behaved beautifully. Looking at the monitor and watching the fall-off move so fluently across her face was breathtaking. 1.4, 1.7, 2.2 so crisp. 3.2?  just as you would expect from a lens of this caliber.  

Model Shoot At Maria's Vineyard

Model Shoot At Maria's Vineyard

Now it was time for a wedding dress!  I brought two of my wedding dresses and she ended up picking the ballgown style.  We went back to the vines where we were able to get quite a few poses done quickly because Hannah knew what she was doing.

Orange Beach Sunset Portrait Shoot

Inspire me...and we will create something beautiful!

It had been a while since I had visited Orange beach, and I was excited to check it out again, this in hand.  Jess Boring had just recently moved back to Pensacola, Fl, from Ohio, and had somehow graciously allowed me to use her as a model for a portrait shoot.  

We could not have gotten luckier with the sunset and clouds.  My goodness they were gorgeous!!  I used High Speed Sync capable triggers and a monolight with a beauty dish attatched,  It was a real testament to my asssistant/lightholder/wife that she was able to keep from blowing away holding what may as well have been a heavy wind catcher!  

Banks-Cox Wedding Pensacola Beach, Florida

Inspire Me...and we will create something beautiful!

The wedding

Cory and McKenzie's wedding was a blast to photograph!  Beautiful clear skies gave a great backdrop to the afternoon's festivities.  It was a small gathering of friends and family at Pensacola Beach, Florida.  Everyone was so outgoing and enthusiastic, it made it easy to feel right at home and capture their personalities!  McKenzie looked beautiful in her dress and Cory made good use of his "dress blues".  McKenzie's little nephew Colton tried vigorously to steal the show (he may have done it) and there was no shortage of playful antics to capture.


My favorite thing 

This shout out has to go to Cory. I love it when the groom gets that teenage boy with a crush look on their face!  From the moment he turned and saw McKenzie until they said goodbye to us, you could tell he was in awe of her.  The nervousness melted right off of his face and it was pure smile.

3 Reasons the Rotolight Neo Will Make You a Better Photographer

3 Reasons the Rotolight Neo Will Make You a Better Photographer

But after a couple of days of rousing photo shoots with teddy bears and thumb rings, I decided to put some people to work.  It turns out the rotolight was beckoning for this type of attention.