Tiny and Krista

I have so much to say about this session. Ok, so I have been taking Krista’s family portraits for over 2 years now. She was previously married and has two dang cute kids. Max and Lincoln. Tiny and Krista were high school sweethearts who finally found each other. Tiny is his nickname, and I actually don’t even know what his given name is. Anyway…
Krista is so hilarious. She was being such a goof the entire time. This session was shot in Logan whcih is where they are from. They wanted the location to mean something more to them. So I drove myself from Orem to Logan. When I got to Brigham City the clouds rolled in… then the rain… then the hail… oh my goodness! There was no way that I was going to get rained out after I drove 2 hours to get here.
So we waited for about a half an hour until we saw the sun start to come out by Utah State University. They were planning on shooting on campus anyway so we headed that direction. The sun miraculously came out and we were able to shoot from 6:45 – 8:30. I salvaged the very last drop of sunlight.
After we finished shooting, Krista and Tiny treated me to dinner at (fill in the blank). It was SO good! It was real Logan home town cooking. I had something called a turkey steak sandwich. It was fabulous. I also had a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie that had fluffy cream cheese frosting on it. Oh my gosh thinking about this cookie is making my stomach rumble. If anyone wants to get on my good side, just bring me over some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and you will forever be my best friend. NO NUTS!
Anyway- I didn’t get home until midnight, and I seriously thought I was going to die on the way home. I drove through a blizzard. What kind of spring weather is this… honestly…

Tidbit of advice:
At this session I was needing to really stretch my camera’s limits. I put on my standard lenses near the end. My fav is my 85 mm. I get goosebumps thinking about that lens. It’s my best friend. Anyway, at one point I had my f stop at 1.8, my shutter speed at 1/13th of a second and my ISO at 1600. To reduce noise lower your shutter speed before messing with your ISO. I didn’t have a tripod because I seriously didn’t think I’d need it. But it would have been helpful for sure.
Double tidbit of advice:
Keep your shutter speed at the same number as your focal length of your lens. For example if you’re zoomed out to 200 mm, then your shutter speed shouldn’t be below 200. This helps with camera shake.

McKenzie Deakins
Utah Wedding Photographer

  1. The Mounts

    May 18th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    YAY!!!! Love them!!!!! Super fun, I cannot wait for the wedding, it will be awesome! You are so talented McKenzie!!!

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