I has been quite a few months ago that Mr Daly and I was back and forth by email trying to set this family portrait session up. After we’ve had it set up, I was just waiting for the day to show up at our agreed spot in order to head off to a spot and go through the session. Mr Daly entrusted me with the choice of location and as I don’t have a lack of locations here on the island it was easy for me to decide to use a location that I’ve scouted out a few days prior. I prefer not to shoot at the same location over and over and we have a great variety of locations here on the island so I constantly look out for unused locations as I’m out and about. No two photoshoots are supposed to be alike. There might be one or two staple shots but not more than that, I constantly strive to have a different look on every shoot.
So upon meeting the Daly family at their resort one early morning we’ve went out to the Arashi Beach area. Right away I’ve realized that they were an easy going family and the kids were good sports. Rushing to meet Family Daly, I’ve had 2 bloopers. Blooper#1 , I’ve placed everything in the car and thought that my wife put one box with my flashes in it in the car which was not so Mr Daly drove me home to get the flash and then upon getting to Arashi I’ve realized that I left over 40 GB of Flash Cards at my desk so again I had to go home and get them. Thankfully I live pretty close in the area. Mr Daly is so accommodating that he gave me his car to go and get my cards while they explore the Arashi Beach, that’s just how cool he is. Thanks again Mr Daly.
I must say on behalf of myself and my team mate Shayenne we’ve had a blast. I really didn’t feel like stopping although we were bound to a certain time limit but I just love my job and once I get into it I use my subjects merciless. I won’t stop until they have enough of me. Thankfully they allow me to abuse of the situation as it benefits them all the more. They’ll have a greater variety of shots to choose from.
Here you have the entire Family Daly.
Nicole and Sean jsut being casual under a tree while I experiment my strobist technique.
Now this Jen being all cool in Aruba.
The family portrait was the emphasis of the day so I’ve had different takes on it but not one of the regular same old casual way.
Here you have Sean and Jen getting it down in Aruba’s wild life.
Now, to be honest this is my most favorite shot of this shoot. The reason for this I want to believe is the lens used here.
This is a staple of mine, I do it from time to time.
Here you have Jen and Nicole, big sister little sister together.
Another twist on the family portrait.
As we started I was warned by the family but it was Sean who emphasized that he loves to make goofy faces so we made a deal that if he not make goofy faces during the shoot I will give him a chance to make a goofy face, which I did. It was not that all goofy either to be honest I really liked it.
Here’s another family portait taken at the tree at Arashi Beach.
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