This is the second in the series of portrait stories. To see all of the stories so far follow this link.
I met with the J family at a local park that they recommended for our sunset shoot. The kids seemed to appreciate my bad jokes and the evening turned out to be quite fun. Here is the story in Mrs. J’s own words:
We have photos taken at regular intervals – when our babies are five months old, for example, and we have a family portrait taken when we add a new member to the family. We’ve always used a portrait studio from a major department store, but last year, we were fortunate enough to cross paths with Daryl Everett.
It had been a secret wish of mine to use a photographer outside of a studio, on location. I had tried to work with one before with no success, and so I was unsure of what to expect this time around. I was thrilled with Mrs. Everett’s professionalism and character. She put everyone at ease right from the start and was able to capture some amazing shots.
I knew before our session that Daryl’s work would be of excellent quality; I had seen samples of her work on her website. However, to say I was thrilled with the results of her work on *our* photos would be an understatement. Of course I loved the photos she took of shots we’d mentioned we wanted, but the impromptu photos were exceptional as well, made more so from the fact that her keen eye caught something memorable out of seemingly ordinary moments.