Recently we were contacted by Brittney, owner of B's Marketplace, a local market here in Hogansville. She approached me with the idea of capturing what they do and sell at the market, but also to capture their family in a candid and interesting way.
We knew that she had a ton of cute props for us to use, so we took advantage of that… plus her produce was really nice looking — all locally sourced! Their little market was really well decorated so we wanted to make sure to display that as well. If you're in the area, you need to go check it out!
Now, one of the challenges was lighting. We were trying to figure out how to use the quickly fading sunlight combined with the flash to produce the best results. And since the sun is constantly moving, especially at sunset and behind big trees, we needed to be quick! Not so easy when you are working with a big softbox.
Ok. Let me tell you how much we enjoyed working with this lovely family. They are extremely nice and friendly, making our work easy. We talked about what they wanted, and then as the photoshoot went… Brittney holding baskets of peaches, Jake toting containers full of tomatoes and Drake carrying a big and heavy watermelon on his shoulder, it all worked out.
Another challenge when taking pictures of more than one person, is the angles. You need to work with an angle that works best for everyone, and still keep the lighting in mind.
Next step, editing. Most people don’t know how much work editing takes. For this photoshoot we were looking for a magazine editorial style, since Brittney told us they were needing pictures for a local magazine. So we wanted bright colors, and a lot of light in the faces to make them pop.
Thank you Brittney, Jake and Drake for trusting us to take your pictures. It was fun and we really enjoyed working with you…also, those peaches were so yummy!
Until next time,
Mara and Maca.