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Special request for Sr portrait session

 
malecshouse
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Jul 26, 2011 12:59 |  #1

I need some help from the POTN family. I have a young lady scheduled for a Senior series that has a special request. She lost her brother a couple of years ago, who was only 2 years older then her at the time of the accident. She would like a shot at the cemetery with her brother.

I was thinking of a shot with her laying a single or two white roses on the grave with her in a white dress, but I am in really uncharted territory. I think all the other shots we take will not matter unless this one is extra special. I am hoping to get thoughts on this special composition?

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Fligi7
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Jul 29, 2011 13:43 |  #2

That sounds like a good idea to me. If she wants a more "special effect" type deal, then you could take a picture with some sky involved, then possibly overlay a picture of her brother's face into the sky looking down on her. Just an idea.




  
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Jul 30, 2011 10:54 as a reply to  @ Fligi7's post |  #3

I was thinking of a shot with her laying a single or two white roses on the grave with her in a white dress, but I am in really uncharted territory. I think all the other shots we take will not matter unless this one is extra special. I am hoping to get thoughts on this special composition?

That sounds good to me too. I don't see that as any more complicated than any other senior session. I'd ask her first about the ideas Fligi suggested.


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Jul 30, 2011 11:02 |  #4

If I were the parents of the dead child (and you'd have to ask them I suppose), I would much prefer to see an image of the son as Fligi7 described. Alive, looking down from heaven, with the opacity dialed down so it is more the suggestion of it. That, to ME, would be a better option than having his death (graveside) paired up with the daughter's life milestone. You could do both quite easily, and see how they feel about it after the fact, or talk to them about it before you shoot?


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