When I was considering locations for this family of eight, it occurred to me what a spectacular location Edgefield would be for a portrait. I got married there, so I already know some good locales for portraits, plus it’s fall and there is beautiful foliage and interesting details to spice up the photos. I was patting myself on the back for thinking of such a cool and interesting location.
Well… turns out I am one of MANY who thought of this idea that same day! It was a spectacular fall day when we took these photos, and I didn’t just see a couple of other groups doing portraits there–I kid you not there were at least 10 photographers there. I think a lot of them were doing some last-minute seniors since the yearbook deadlines are approaching as well as families doing holiday portraits. Lots of portraits to be done this time of year!
I had a lot of fun with this family, especially the two middle-schoolers. They remind me of my art students, totally cool kids! You can see why photographers choose Edgefield; look at the beautiful color in these photos:
For this shoot, I used my Canon 5D Mark II with a 24-105 mm zoom lens for versatility. The light was perfect, and I was able to stay at 100 ISO without adding light with a flash or even a reflector. Sweet :)