When clients come to me with questions about session locations, I like to provide them with a variety of options. One option I nearly always present is Riverfront Park, and for whatever reason, I have never had anyone take me up on it until this week. I was super excited. The old navy base is really awesome for photographers, as it has a little of everything – river walks, greenspace, and old architecture, including beautiful renovations and graffiti-covered industrial spaces. It’s great for clients looking for a lot of variety, and also good for kids who like to explore. And it’s great for me, because I get to work with all kinds of locations for compositions and light. Which…I love. So a big thanks to this family for indulging me.
You know what it’s not great for, though? Mosquitoes. Bug repellent is a necessity, and even then, I had to edit out a few bug bites (and bugs themselves) by the end of the session. This is a hazard of Lowcountry life, especially when you want that good light right before sunset.
In spite of bug swarms, the session was terrific. Everyone was so excited and willing to work with my ideas (and offer their own location ideas), and their gallery was so fun for me to cull and edit. Looking through the images, I believe you really get a true sense of their family. I could list a variety of adjectives (beautiful being one of them!) that immediately come to mind, but instead I’ll share photos so you can see for yourself.
I have so many favorites, and these are only a handful of the images in their delivered gallery. If you’re considering having your family photos taken — especially if you have Christmas card/gift goals – now is the time. The temps are dropping and sunset is earlier every day! My one suggestion is that you not wait long to book a session; my available weekends are filling quickly and I don’t schedule any sessions in December.