Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Snow time like the present :: Claresholm Alberta Grad Photographer

This past weekend I had the great opportunity to spend some time with a lovely young woman who is graduating this year from one of the local High Schools. We had been planning this shoot for a few weeks and we were both looking forward to it. We had met before hand and got to know each other and I learned of her love of sports and her busy schedule. She is finishing her last year of high school and plays hockey and softball and works part time as well as spends time with her friends and family. I’m tired just writing about it.

The weather was great leading up to the day of the shoot. The temperature was above zero for days and the snow was melting. However, the day of the shoot arrived and we woke up to a blizzard. OK maybe it wasn’t a blizzard but it was snowing hard. Big wet flakes with the occasional gust of wind. It goes without saying that we didn’t see many people out and about and I think those that saw us might have thought we were crazy.

My model was a trooper though. She seemed to take it all in stride and was very relaxed in front of the camera, even with the snow blowing in her eyes. We went to a few locations around town that offered a little shelter from the storm and got some great images. Then we moved out into the open and got what I think are some of the best shots of the day. It just goes to show you that you don’t have to have an ideal day to get great photos. What you need is a great model, good locations, the right gear (wrapped in plastic bags) and the knowledge of how to put it all together.

Thanks again to my model. If you want to help this young woman get a free grad photo session at the end of May just mention this blog post when you book your next session with me. You have to have your photos done before May 28, 2011 to help her out though.

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