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rush to windsor | phoenix family photographer

Several months ago, I received a text from Rhonda about booking her family session for the day after Thanksgiving. I think this is the third year that Rhonda has had that coveted spot on Thanksgiving weekend – the first morning spot on Black Friday. She mentioned that she thinks of these things she needs to take care of in the middle of the night. Oh how I can relate. Sometimes I wish there were working hours from about 3 am – 5am and then I could go back to sleep for a nap. I think of all sorts of great ideas and things that I need to do around 4am – glad I’m not alone!

I love that Rhonda and her husband Jason decided to have their session take place at Windsor the cool local Phoenix restaurant/bar brought to you by Upward Projects (the owners of Postino in Arcadia). The session quickly moved next door to their nostalgic ice cream bar Churn. The perfect spot to put a real smile on a child’s face!

{In case you don’t recognize this hot mama, she the owner of Impact-Events, a full service event planning firm based in Scottsdale specializing in gorgeous weddings and social occasions.}

thomas - November 30, 2012 - 9:04 pm

OMG! Those photos looks amazing !!
I really love color and light.
So much happiness !!
I am glad i am your subscriber.
May I ask how did you get that nice color? Is it white balance?

Keith - December 5, 2012 - 10:49 pm

Hi Thomas, Thanks for the kind words.The color was is aided by a great plugin that I have used for years called Exposure. It emulates various film stocks and then you can tweak from there. There are other methods but this is my favorite. This particular look is easy to over due so it’s best to use it only sparingly.

thomas - December 5, 2012 - 11:28 pm

Thank you Keith thats is really kind of you :)
I have seen your last pictures ( last you uploaded :)) )
Title is Ho high they can jump :)
They are very energetic.
I like very much first image in particular.
Would you mind if I ask you, how you photograph eyes and faces so sharp and bright when sun behind them?
Are you using film camera or digital?
Kind Regards Thomas

Keith - December 14, 2012 - 5:56 pm

Hi Thomas, to answer the question about sharp backlit images, just meter off of the face. Either spot meter or incident meter. When focusing, make sure the lens isn’t flared to the point that you can’t focus. If that happens then shield the lens from the direct light while you focus. If you are using an SLR then you should get roughly what you see in the lens. I am using a digital camera in this case (Canon 5D mkII). I also use film for some images but not here.

thomas - December 14, 2012 - 9:09 pm

Thanks a lot for replay Keith. This is really good help. I will try to use your Tip as soon i get some sun:) I am using Nikon D 200. Have a Happy family Christmas.

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