Ok, I just have to say that I haven’t had this much FUN shooting in a while… :) The light was great and the action intense; the senior guys were in their element; even the buggy ride to scope out the dunes for shooting spots was incredible.
I’d not been out to Glamis before. When we lived in Oregon, we went to the dunes there quite a few times, but Glamis is different. It’s like… an entire world of dunes all spread out before you, calling your name, enticing you with every next hill and valley. It’s stunning visually; and being a very visual person, the play of light and shadow, textures and swooping lines was like eye-candy for me.
This shoot was a combination of Tyler and Nathan’s Senior Portraits, as they both love to tear it up at Glamis. But, since I already dedicated a sneak peek to Tyler and his awesome Idyllwild portraits, this post will be mostly for Nathan.
(BTW Tyler, I’m BURSTING to show you the amazing shots we got of you out in the sand – let’s schedule your View & Order Session asap!)
I found it really challenging to visually capture the perspective of how massive the dunes really are. Not only do they go on for tens of miles in every direction, but every hill and valley is significantly larger than it appears. (Which, of course, makes it significantly more fun to climb, jump, and descend at massive speeds )
I’ve been told Nathan is not a huge fan of having his picture taken. But let me tell you, he was in his element in Glamis. Watch out, this boy can rock the shot.
During this next set, other people were riding all around us, watching as the guys prepped their jumps, watching us set up for the shots, etc. Some wondered if we were doing a shoot for Sand Sports Magazine.
We did some fun things with my wireless lighting and I’m super excited with the results. My husband Josh thinks this next one of Nathan looking toward the sun in his sunglasses would make a great Oakley ad .
The sky just about lit on fire as the sun was setting.
I’d like to give a shout out to my amazing (and patient) “assistants” Cathy, Matt, Liz, Emily, and Helen for showing me the Glamis ropes, driving me around, and holding my lighting in what was I’m sure awkward positions for extended periods of time. Couldn’t have done this shoot for Tyler and Nathan without you! Thanks again. You all are so blessed to have each other .
Enjoy, friends. Can’t wait to show you the rest on my 50″ plasma . What an amazing time in your lives.
Cherish, Love, Remember Always,