Is this personal work or client work ?
This session is personal. It was done for my beloved sister-in-law who is expecting her first baby (a girl!) in January. She really wanted something unique and exciting for the announcement and when she came to me with this idea I just couldn’t turn it down. (Well, in all honesty, I wouldn’t have turned down any of her ideas; but this one was really neat!)
What about this session was most memorable?
Without a doubt it was when her (then) boyfriend came to me and told me that he wanted to surprise her and propose to her that day; and that he wanted me to capture that part of it too. I thought on it for a while and we devised a plan to catch her off guard. It worked! And it was oh so memorable.
Where there any hurdles?
YES. The lighting was TOUGH. The sun was harsh that day and it was cloudy but the clouds were moving so quickly that I couldn’t get two frames in before my settings changed drastically. I did the best I could to capture as many good frames as I could with the rapid changes in lighting.
Your best photographer/session advice?
Check your images and don’t be afraid to ask them to do it again! I actually had him ‘re-propose’ so I could capture a few frames I felt were missing in order to tell the entire story.
What gear was used to achieve these?
Nikon D610 and 35mm Sigma Art
About the photographer:
My name is Kayla Lunde and I run Two Little Vikings Photography – named in honor of my own, precious, two little vikings. I am based in the heart of the Midwest – Chicago; and after living in Texas for a year, I cannot deny that will always be a Midwesterner. I love the seasons and all of the variety it gives me in my photos. I don’t do well with change but seasons are one change I desperately need in my life. I’m still finding my identity in my photography but it seems to be unfolding a bit, perhaps in my black and whites. A true story of despising them so much that I worked at it and worked at it, and I now I am a primarily black and white photographer. I just can’t stop! I’d love for you to come and check out some more of my work.