Photo Credit: Brianna Nicole Photography
When you hear about my recent trip you will think I am insane. In mid October I traveled to College Station, TX from San Francisco. The trip was a mere 3 full days and in those 3 days I had a total of 7 photo-shoots scheduled. 2 of which were at the preferred shooting time for photographers because of the beautiful golden light that the sun casts at 6pm in Texas.
One of the challenges I encountered while traveling is bringing all of my gear. I made a checklist before I left of what I absolutely need, and some of my gear was too large to travel with so I had to find ways to improvise. I needed my studio flash and beauty dish (a light diffuser that helps soften the light and create those circular light rings in the iris of the subject) but I didn’t have enough room in my checked bag or my carry on to lug around a 22 inch dish. (Imagine the looks on TSA as I try and get this through security) Instead I brought a smaller flash setup. This little setup made all of my sessions possible, from the outdoor headshots, corporate headshots and even the family session I had scheduled.
My third day there I had the pleasure of shooting corporate headshots for the Corps of Cadets Association. They were such a kind and fun group of professionals and I was honored to photograph them for their magazine.
My final session was for a dear friend of mine and her family. We barely made it to the park before the sun was completely down, but the photos came out so amazing.
How did I do all of that? Scheduling. Everything was possible because I planned sessions at the same location, 30 minutes apart, and picked locations that I could shoot at mid day and still obtain beautiful, well lit images. Check out some of the shots from my amazing trip, and if you would like me to come to you for a wedding, graduation, corporate event, or even family photos visit my site: www.briannanoellephotography.com
Brianna Caskey has always had a love for photography. Growing up in Northern California and spending summers near Yosemite, she grew up admiring Ansel Adams' breathtaking landscapes. Brianna has an extensive background in the performing arts but never considered herself a visual artist until she picked up her Nikon and started learning how to capture moments and beauty in whatever she could. She started her business while her husband was deployed to Afghanistan and it quickly grew from there. She had the pleasure of photographing military families welcoming home their loved ones, and pre-deployment photoshoots. After relocating to Northern California, Brianna decided to focus on weddings, engagements, and boudoir sessions, but she loves to photograph just about anything, and strives to put a smile on every one of her client's faces.