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June 4, 2010

panamanian portraiture

Portraiture

As a lot of you may know, I have the fortune of being married to the gorgeous Cristel and dad to the fabbytastic Charlotte. Cristel is originally from Panama and so we get to go down there and hang out with the family quite a lot (though not as much as we would like). Cristel’s cousin, Chela, runs a very successful business and took advantage of my stay in Panama to commission a shoot in order to get some pictures of her business for use on corporate literature, some professional headshots, as well as some more traditional family pics.

During the shoot, I managed to rope Chela’s beautiful daughter Stephanie into posing for some shots while I checked out the lighting, etc. They turned out so nicely, it was a shame to bin them. She has such a natural beauty it is amazing.

I am pleased to say I actually got my father-in-law in on the action too. Luchi is a great guy and definitely brought a lot of fun to proceedings with his banter. It was actually tough to get a picture of Chela with a straight face for her professional shots most of the time!

Finally, Chela’s husband Ruco and the family dog, Cookie, made an appearance. I have to say people warn about working with children and animals, but Cookie posed beautifully and always looked at the camera when asked. What a great dog!

Anyway, these are some of my faves from the session. There were some challenges with the lighting indoors, which meant I had to use direct flash in some pics (not my fave MO), but I think the pics still look great.

For anyone interested, these were all taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens (which I love for this type of shot).

 

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