It’s been a while since I did professional photography. I think my last professional shoot was in summer of 2014. I’ve done some here and there since then, but I probably wouldn’t say it was professional. I dabbled in wedding photography for family. Took some really nice shots at random events, but I wasn’t doing them for a client.
Today, I got back in the swing of things with it. I must say, it was nice to be back. I’ve been doing a lot of video lately, so it was nice to not have to worry about audio today. If I were doing video in the location I was shooting today, I would have been so stressed. There were trucks and lawn mowers and music was playing everywhere I turned, but for the photo shoot, it just lent to the atmosphere.
In a post several weeks ago, I spoke briefly about doing freelance video for Niko Ana Burkhardt. I helped with a brief intro video for her website and her free tapping video, and I provided a bit of editing help for other tapping sessions. One thing that she still needed to really get started though was pictures for her website.
Until we were able to take some professional photos, she used screenshots from the videos we had filmed. They did the job, but we were really looking forward to getting something specifically catered to what she wanted.
Since her office will soon be located in downtown Oswego, Burkhardt felt that showing off the charm of the area would be a good place to start, so we planned for it. There definitely are a lot of nice areas in the downtown area. It has a really interesting feel to it, with old fashioned signs, cute tables and coffee shops, and flowers all around. It was fun to look for places to capture some nice looking photos!
While we were originally looking to use a beach for the photos’ location, scheduling and the approaching end of summer weren’t necessarily working out in our favor. We do intend to use a beach location for future projects, but we haven’t decided on exactly when or where that would take place. Whenever it happens, that should be an interesting experience to have.
I’ve only briefly started looking at the photos, and already, I’m liking a lot of what I’m seeing. I can’t wait to emphasize all of the good things in each one. I genuinely hope the client likes what we got so far!