The past month has found me buried in weddings and High School Seniors. I figured it was about time to try and start catching up on my blog once again!
Thursday afternoon before the incredible lightning storm we had here, I had the privilege of having Alyssa and her family in my studio. During our consultation the week before I learned a few things about Alyssa, and we decided on some props for her to bring. These props included her FFA jacket, her flute, her softball gear (she’s a catcher), and dad’s motorcycle. We had a blast.
One of the images we were both excited about creating was the shot in her catcher gear. I do a lot of custom work in my studio, and have found that it’s the clients that have strong personalities, or interests that are the easiest to design custom work for. We laughed a lot on Thursday afternoon. Matter of fact, there were a few shots I’d try to take without her smiling….and we’d all end up laughing again anyway. But…once she put her catcher gear on, I had to work hard to even get a tiny grin out of her. She’s all business once she’s in her gear.
For those of you that know my family, my daughter is a huge baseball fan. She has a shirt that has a baseball diamond on the front of it, with the saying “The baseball diamond is this girl’s best friend.” I thought that Diamonds are a girl’s best friend would be a great title for the piece. Here’s the custom piece that was designed with the images of her in her gear…..