Alanna and her fiancé Michael at the Whistler Lakeside Park log cabin.
Alanna contacted me a few weeks ago about a combination Whistler engagement portrait and family portrait. I picked up Alanna and Michael at the Westin Resort first thing in the morning and headed down to the Stone Circle in Alta Vista, which is a favourite wedding location of mine. Since it was so early, the lake was fogged over, so we headed over to the log cabin structure nearby, where we got a nice set of photos.
After that we headed back to the Westin where we met with the rest of the family and then walk over to the iconic Fitzsimmons Creek covered bridge that’s along the trail between Whistler and the Blackcomb upper village area. Cathy, Alanna’s mother, wanted to go down to the river bank for some shots, which involved a pretty hairy climb down the side of the flood control berm (not easy to climb down even when it’s not covered by two feet of snow).
The ladies got rides from their men to the river bank.
For more portraits and engagement portraits, check out my Whistler Family Portraits and Engagements page.
I’ve just bought a Godox AD-200 flash, which is a new product made in China which is getting a lot of attention. It’s half way between a camera speed light and a battery powered studio strobe. It’s a lot of extra power, but still easily portable. With the Christmas holidays on, I’ve really had a good chance to give a shake down.
Almost all the photos in this blog post are shot with the Godox to one level or another. With the first shot of Alanna and Michael I had the light right off to camera left to give a bit of direction to the light, as it was actually quite dark and flat. The photos inside the cabin are lit with the Godox mounted in a soft box. The photos by the river are filled with the Godox, otherwise they would be almost totally silhouetted. Pretty good, considering it was still mounted in the soft box.
I’ll be doing a more detailed review in the new year.