I can say the Giles family is one of my favorite repeat customers thus far. Granted, most of my shoots are weddings and it would be terrible to say I have favorite repeat customers there… though I really toyed with the idea of a company motto that read, “If you aren’t happy with your photos, you’re next wedding is free!” Most people probably wouldn’t get the humor as a lot can be lost in translation on the interwebs.
These photos were taken at Thrasher Park in downtown Norcross. It was a great spot… actually a little too great as the place was PACKED with familes and kids running around everywhere. In fact, I think there were 3 other professional photographers there doing the same thing I was.
And finally, the “why is this guy following me around???” look.
Of course my typical portrait session is 1 to 2 hours and I enjoy every moment of photo taking. However, this one was cut to just 15 minutes due to technical difficulties… as in my camera died 15 minutes into the shoot. “ERROR99″ is never a message you want to see on your pride and joy (I have no kids, so my camera holds the title of “pride and joy.” However if any of my kids ever get a tattoo that says “ERROR99″ I’ll have bigger problems).
This is why I endorse (but get no endorsement commissions) SquareTrade. They offer warranties for all types of electronics, including many used ones at 25% of the price other retailers offer. I never thought I’d have to use a warranty, but now I’m really glad I got it. SquareTrade says they’ll have it for me in 5 business day.
But like I said, with beautiful subjects, you really only need a few minutes. Here is the Giles Family. Stephen, Kathy, Norah, and Caroline. Enjoy!