I had the pleasure of celebrating David’s bar mitzvah with his awesome family. Enjoy this sampling of the images from my delightful day.
Young Marc is having his bar mitzvah soon, and his family wanted me to do some “lifestyle” portraits. The basketball shots were pretty simple, but there was a steady rain falling, which jeopardized our skate shots. However, I relied on my camera gear’s water sealing, and just went for it. Fun stuff!
All the pictures were shot with my Canon 1Ds Mark III using my Canon 580EX handheld with an extension cable. The basketball photos were done with my Canon EF 24 T/S L lens, and the skate photos were shot with the 16-35/2.8 L. Photos processed in Aperture with a little vignette, some exposure adjustments and that’s pretty much it.
My son Max is performing in his high school production of “Grease”, and like I’ve done for a while now, I made headshots for all the kids in the cast and crew yesterday. I thought it’d be an interesting experiment to crop just one eye of each person and see how many would be recognizable. Here’s the eyes, as well as the whole collection of heads. And yes, I did scramble the order, just to make it interesting!
Lisa contacted me and wanted me to do a portrait session with her and her daughter Heather. I was surprised when she told me they’d never done any photos together. So we chose a couple of spots out in the east bay. We went to a favorite restaurant of hers, as well as a beautiful local park. The fall colors were in their muted glory (California-style) and we had a blast playing for the good part of the day. I loved getting to know these two lovely women, and I’m so happy they decided to finally do some proper family portraits!