When a colleague got in touch to have photos done with his husband and son this spring, I was a little bit anxious. Okay, that’s a fib. I was REALLY anxious. It wasn’t so much the photo session that worried me as it was what he planned to do with the photos that sent me into unknown territory with more than a little bit of performance anxiety.
With two dads in the picture, Father’s Day seemed like a perfect date for our outdoor session, but Mother Nature had other ideas and we had to reschedule. The day of the shoot turned out to be perfect for portraits: coolish for an early summer day, with just enough overcast to make the light soft and even. We were shooting at one of my favourite Ottawa locations, and all the cosmic tumblers locked into place for a fun, laughter-filled session. The guys put their trust in me and my ideas for poses and set-ups, and we caught a perfect mixture of posed photos and candid shots. You’ve already seen one of my favourites from that day, but here’s a handful more:
Super cute, right? They were so much fun to play with! Every idea I proposed, they ran with it — sometimes literally running!
Fun, photogenic, playful – what could possibly be worrisome? Well, I was a little *coughLOTcough* bit anxious because I knew that they weren’t just going to frame their photos or turn them into a huge canvas for the wall over the sofa. Nope, they wanted to turn one of their photos into a wall mural. How awesome is that? But oh my goodness, the pressure!
In the end, they chose one of my favourite portraits from the session and with the help of Numerart in Montreal, they turned it into this beautiful custom full wall-sized mural:
Is that not awesome? I’ve helped many families turn their photos into beautiful custom wall art, but turning photos into wall paper was a first!
Now what are YOU doing with those digital photos sitting on your hard drive and smartphone?