Often times I am asked, how did you get that shot? Or, where did you take that image? As a photographer, light and location are vitally important to the success of the final product. As I begin a portrait session, I typically have a vision for what I want the finished product to look like.
For Mackenzie's senior portraits we wanted to capture her passions in her portraits. She is a budding piano player, taught by my wife Katie (shameless plug) who is an incredibly talented, classically-trained pianist.
Lansdowne Resort was kind enough to host us for the second phase of her senior portraits, the piano session. After doing numerous portraits indoors, we wanted to get some portraits of her outdoors. The older decor at Lansdowne wasn't exactly what we pictured as the vision for this image. It was a gorgeous day and the setting was just too perfect.
Needless to say, I was a bit apprehensive. The piano had wheels and there was a spot for it on the outdoor patio, but I was not all that excited about moving a baby grand piano. The pressure was on to get "The Shot".
We took the chance, set up and fired off a few shots as Mackenzie posed. Looking back now at the final black and white image, I think the stress was worth the shot.
Comment below with any fun stories you have from trying to get "The Shot".