Legacy Portraits - Multi-Generations Together

Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
— Brad Henry

Meet Tom and Elaine. In these portraits they are surrounded by their grown sons, daughters-in-law, and all their grandchildren. The last time they had a portrait made together was before their youngest grandchild was born (11yrs)!  As the children get older, it gets harder to coordinate everyone’s schedule, but Elaine is a master scheduler! She made sure everyone showed up on time wearing black tops and jeans. 

I love that their entire family is together in these portraits!  They are spread out between Cincinnati and Louisville, so travel was needed to get everyone together.  That was part of what made this so special....everyone wanted to make it happen.  

It is the miracle of the camera, to be able to freeze moments in time.  Portraits like these will only become more precious with time.  It is an honor to create them!

Creative Portrait Shoot - Dry Ice #2

Nothing can dim the light that shines from within
— Maya Angelou

I wanted this set of images to have an ethereal feel to them. We switched to a lighter color tulle skirt and corset (that looked amazing with Flo's red hair!) and photographed her laying down in a "bed" of dry ice fog.  I had to work quickly as the fog dissipated in about a minute.  Super grateful to have my friend Lucia Harmon helping pour hot water on the dry ice to get the fog going!!

I will do a behind the scenes blog post soon so you get an idea how these images were created.

Here is the link to the first Dry Ice  Shoot:  

https://www.tealgatestudio.com/blog/2018/2/17/creative-portrait-shoot-dry-ice-1

 

 

Creative Portrait Shoot - Dry Ice #1

Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see.
— Roy T. Bennett

Creative portraits are so satisfying to me! From initial idea, hunting around for props, putting together the costume, capturing the images, to working in photoshop, it is a labor of love ❤️.

The idea behind this portrait was wisdom lighting the way. The fog was created using dry ice and is part of the original image.

Many thanks to Flo Fulk for being my wise woman model! She is a natural!!