Josie arrived to Sanibel Island with her family recently. The parents were guests at a destination wedding on Sanibel. Josie’s Mom asked about high school senior pictures a few months before her friends wedding which I photographed later in the week after the senior pictures we made. We met around 4pm hoping for a great sunset. Well, it was the day after one of our ‘cold fronts’ so the sky was not working well for the sunset images we hoped for. We started the pictures around the green landscaped area of this Sanibel Island Resort. Josie’s family helped during the shoot, helping with backgrounds, hair checks and change of clothes. Although the sunset was not going to happen, I was really impressed with the gentle light we had. It was medium overcast with a lot of gray, but it all worked out well. Josie had some ideas of what she was looking for in her high school senior pictures. I saw Josie’s parents later that week at the wedding and gave them a digital view of the images. The photographs here are not retouched with Photoshop, I dislike the ‘plastic face’ look of such enhancements. With the available light late in this cloudy day, we were able to make these high school senior pictures of Josie. For over twenty years I have photographed portraits on Sanibel Island, shown here are some of my favorite images we created on this high school senior pictures session…
"We named our dog after you..."
I was hoping you could e-mail me an order form. I think I might order one more of your wonderful wedding photos, a black and white this time. I also had a funny story to share with you. Chris and I just bought our first dog, a black toy poodle. We were thinking of names for him, we wanted something that reminded us of our wedding and Sanibel. Finally, I said lets call him Frank. We both laughed and thought it was perfect. We had such a wonderful time in Sanibel, and YOU made our wedding so memorable. Every time we look at our new puppy we think of you.
And how exciting, and wonderful you were to us on that special day. Thank you so much for creating a lifetime of memories for us.
Thank a bunch!!!
Chris and Tara Gemmell :)