#ModesofFlight #PortraitPhotography | Part 1
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.