They were really cooperative. And another couple came over and let me take photos of them too.
|With her baby sisters|
|With her father|
|Side view of her hair|
|Friends Drew and Vanessa|
|The boys were so cooperative with me. They really get big gold stars for their good attitudes.|
|All 4 ready to go have the time of their life.|
I had a lot of help with posing and positioning them from Kymi's mom. She was a natural at knowing how they should stand and could get them in position while I got them focused in the camera.
What did I learn: RIM LIGHTS! I really wanted a light background, but it didn't arrive in time. So I settled for this one. I knew I was going to have difficulty getting the black suits to stand out from the backdrop. I don't have enough lights to have a separate rim light. In hindsight, I should have used a reflector to act as a rim light. I was able to get some separation in post-processing, and could probably do more if I really wanted to, but it was only an issue in one photo.
I need to do more research beforehand on posing, so I'm not stuck thinking during the shoot. Many props to Christina for her help. I half-jokingly said I would hire her for my next portrait shoot just to do the posing.
I had a great time and am grateful to these guys for their cooperation, willingness and positive attitude.