#ModesofFlight #PortraitPhotography | Part 1

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Bertotti Summer 2017

The Bertotti Family

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Bertotti’s; Stacey, Jim and their daughters Grace and Megan for the recent opportunity to get to know and photograph them in hot and sunny Myrtle Beach, SC. Yes, before hurricane season. You are a tremendously beautiful family.

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The Bertotti Sisters

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Jim & Stacey

This family portrait session was originally planned for the evening as the sun sets; weather permitting, but as the forecast called for thunderstorms, we rescheduled for the following morning between 6:30 and 7:30 AM.

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Grace Jim & Meg

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Grace Stacey & Meg

The dawn was beautiful on the beach with contrasting golden light, a gentle light diffusing mist to the north, and large Cumulus castellanus clouds over the Atlantic that I really wanted to take advantage of. To tone down the contrast, I used a single off camera strobe reflected off of a single brolly for fill flash.

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Family of Love

We spent approximately an hour and a half working through posed and candid shots, and the rest was post-prod in Lightroom once I returned to home base here in Hamilton.

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House Bertotti

On another note; and as I have no other post to logically say this in; to all of the Texans and Floridians who have endured Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, respectively, hello from Canada. We hear you. More help is on the way.

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6 thoughts on “#ModesofFlight #PortraitPhotography | Part 1

  1. Lovely selection of shots, Allan. Looks like a very happy and close-knit family enjoying some time together. Very nice lighting in the last photo and the strobe lighting you got there, and switching the time of the shoot seemed to have worked in your favour. Sounds like the family were very accommodating too.

    Best wishes to everyone affected by the hurricane. Every moment is important, cherish each one.

    • Thank you, Mabel.

      The Bertotti’s have a story that is profound and inspiring. I cannot share it because it’s not my place to do so but it certainly was a honour to photograph them.

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