After completing my research I finally made a decision to purchase a couple of Westcott Spiderlite TD6's. These are primarily for photographing boudoir clients on some of the dark, gray Pacific Northwest days, though I will use them for any portrait session too. They are fabulous, I'm very happy with the results I achieve with these!
March was a busy month, a lot going on, but by far the highlight of the month for me was getting to see and photograph the Aurora Borealis a dream of mine for many years. I always thought I'd have to travel to Alaska to see it, but I was able to see it locally and it was well worth standing in the cold until 2: 30 in the morning.
I have this Himalayan salt piece with an colorful LED lamp inside sitting on my desk, which was a reminder of how much I'd hoped at some point to photograph the Northern Lights. It cycles through some of the beautiful colors in the Aurora.
And the last image for the month is from a recent session I did with Emma who will be entering her senior year next fall. After a session, if you were to call me and ask what I'm doing, you will hear "just editing... how about you?" If they are a photographer, the conversation keeps moving, but if it's anyone outside the industry, this is usually what I hear... "Editing? Again? Still? Can't you just not be so picky? Can't you just do less?" (And mind you, I'm not complaining, it's just part of the job.)
I wanted to take a moment and show this before and after. I think it speaks to going the extra mile when you or the client choose a location, but cannot always control all aspect of a session. (SOOC=straight out of camera)