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Randi Baird

Photographing when it’s stormy

The weatherman predicted a storm arriving on-island that day. The wind was blowing 15 knots, but that didn’t stop Savanah + Emery and their folks. They were excited for one of my portrait sessions and seeing what pictures we could create together.

I LOVE photographing with overcast skies. It makes a color photograph glow and people don’t squint. Also, the beaches are usually quiet which makes for a simple background.

Emery, their 11-month-old, was very serious during the entire session and didn’t shine me a smile the entire hour on the beach. Then, when we were about to leave, he couldn’t help himself but turn on a smile after mom’s cuddling and dad’s toss in the air. Kids just LOVE that! And I just love photographing in whatever weather is called upon the menu that day. It is all unique and wonderful and has its own exceptional characteristics of merit.