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So my second commissioned family portraits were supposed to take place before my first. However due to some family illnesses and snow we had to keep re-scheduling the shoot, no big deal except that now the shoot was pushed well into November and it was getting cold -did I mention we had to cancel once due to snow?..
The family had seen a nearby Park and thought it would be fun to try a shoot there. So I drove the 30 minutes dragging my ever handy and cheap support crew with me, and we met them at a nice little neighborhood park with a very large and unexpected earthern (is that even a word?) landscape feature at the southwest corner, it looks like it has running water in warmer seasons with multiple waterfalls and some paths that criss-cross it.
We set up quick as the sun was setting, unfortunately there were no clouds to be seen so I had a low angle sun to fight, along with a temperature of 40 degrees that was falling rapidly to contend with. I shot with my 18-200mm and used either 1 or 2 YN560 speedlights on shoot through umbrellas with Cactus V5 triggers.
Here are a few of the shots, I hope you enjoy them!
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