We cannot be more thankful for the wonderful location where we have our workspace. The Goss Opera House has so many opportunities for us. So much wonderful light. So many different moods. Beautiful spaces and grungy spaces. I am not joking when I say we have the coolest three floor studio around.
Most of the time, Lindsey and I are focused on our commercial work and when we talk about the Goss, from doing something artistic and creative or from the perspective of a wedding or music event. Something we haven't talked about much is the neat opportunities we have for family photography.
Angie, Jeremy and Yashira The Skyline Suite at the Goss Opera House
We were really fortunate to work with a super fun family recently. Angie, Jeremy and Yashira were an absolute riot to work with. Angie gave us the direction that we were to come up with something "different."
When someone gives us that sort of direction, it is really exciting for us. A chance to really stretch and see what we can come up with. Of course, it is also a little scary too. We don't want to go so crazy that people don't enjoy the end result or are left scratching their heads.
However, I think we were able to do several different kinds of things on this afternoon of shooting. We caught some moody looks working with some of the un-refurbished sections of the Opera House. We were also able to capture some more traditional family looks. And we also had the chance to capture a family just having some crazy fun as seen in this first photo.
We always want fun to be an important part of working with our clients. We take our photography seriously, but having fun sure makes for better photos. I can tell you, we laughed a LOT with this family.
Angie, Jeremy and YashiraMoody black and white photo shot on the third floor of the Goss Opera House
But, we also wanted to get some of those "unique" shots too. Again, our wonderful location is a huge help in letting us come up with something a little different.
The weather outside was certainly not cooperating and the heavy overcast skies made it a little harder than usual for us to use the existing light inside the opera house. But, while we prefer to use natural light as much as possible, we certainly have the equipment to deal with most any condition.
We did bring in some lights to help fill in some of the shadows in this room, but the mood of the photo is really set primarily by the existing light. As much fun as it was laughing with these three, when we were going for something a little more serious, they were definitely up to the task.
We utilized some of the effects in a product called the Perfect Photo Suite from onOne Software to fine tune this photo. The black and white is styled as if we used a red filter. The border is a film emulsion style look.
Here are a few more of our favorites from the day:
Spying on a kissThird floor of the Goss Opera House
And to wrap this post up, I really loved this mother/daughter photograph!
Mother/DaughterSkyline Suite in the Goss Opera House
As the holidays approach, we are always available to do standard family sessions, but we are also planning on scheduling time for some mini-sessions for families that are looking for a quick set of photos to include in or build their Christmas greeting cards. Email us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com