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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Birthday Party of Three (Utah Child Photography)



Today was this little guy's 2nd birthday. How amazing is his mom to schedule his portraits on his birthday? Man, this squirt was SO CUTE, and his parents were so great to work with: easy-going, relaxed, happy, and they even appeared to be having fun. It was a great day, K, thanks so much for the privilege!

I wasn't going to get all technical on this post, but I'm so pleased with the result, I just gotta ramble some jargon! I usually use either daylight or studio strobes in my home studio, but today I decided to uses a mix of both. When shooting kids (especially a two-year-old), you have to have a faster shutter speed, and because of the cloud-cover, I just wasn't getting enough light through the window. I set up one light to act as a main-light booster and my second was on fill-duty. It worked great! I still got those awesome catchlights and buttery-soft light-to-shadow-gradations that I love my window for, AND I was able to maintain a fairly high shutter speed. *blah* *blah* *blah* Ok, enough geek-speak. I just get totally excited about stuff like this.

I have to post this one more.


16 comments:

benjamin said...

That is just the cutest little 2-year old that I have ever seen!

Trixieminx said...

So much personality and beautiful pictures at the same time. Ok, so the kid is the cutest on the planet...so its hard to go wrong. But these photographs truly are fabulous!

Rod said...

I guess I’m prejudice because I’m his grandfather but he is very cute and I like the pictures in sepia tone and the lighting is great.

Anonymous said...

I love my Ben's!

Bobbie said...

I love the sepia too! So soft and expressive. It doesn't hurt to have the most precious little boy as the main focal point either. I love the two Ben's too.

Nikkee said...

What a cute little family! I can't wait to see all of the pictures. You guys are so cute, and little Ben is adorable!

Anonymous said...

I love love the pictures! I hope that one day I can learn to take pictures even half as cute!

Denise said...

Cute pictures,love them!

kurtis said...

ahhh such cute bens! lil bens eyes are the cutest

Anonymous said...

This picture says Father and Son without any words

Anonymous said...

The lighting and sepia tone really bring out the brightness of the boys eyes

James said...

Our little nephew looks so adorable. Happy birthday little Ben

Nelly said...

I think this is the best looking little boy there is! These pictures are AMAZING!! Little Ben truely is an angel

Dan said...

wow. I'm not going to lie to you. That is one cute baby. He is much cuter when he isn't screaming. Maybe he didn't like my hair when he saw me before.

Anonymous said...

why do i feel like both their uncles? that is an awesome picture. Kasey, you did really good with those two. lol

Annysela said...

My cousin is so cute!!!