Winds Of Change Sale
Rain E Night photography has been swept up by the Winds of Change!
So when the winds blow it’s time to flow! We are so excited about our brand new website we could just burst! We have rolled out some new portrait packages and will be offering a whooping 40% of the total price for portrait packages booked in the month of aug for sessions scheduled in aug and sept to celebrate. This is our biggest sale yet! So book your session today and keep your eyes peeled for upcoming offers in coming months.!
Behind the scenes: Winds of Change Shoot
So I have been working long hard hours behind the scene to roll out our new website and new packages, in preparation for moving in a fresh new direction. So I wanted to celebrate with a promotion. So, I had a fun idea to do a self portrait shoot (with the steady hands of my daughter Sydney Raine managing lighting, and my hubby Kellen patiently letting me totally micro manage settings, positioning, angles, and lighting while he took the shot). It was a last minute preparation, frantically getting dress and makeup together while trying to beat the sun (any photographers ultimate time keeper). I knew we couldn’t go far because that sweet spot of time in the day when the sun is at its most beautiful, known as golden hour, was already underway. The sun was going down fast, so I knew that I would be grabbing a light and staying in the neighborhood. There is a little pond in our subdivision, along its eastern edge there is a huge rock that seems like its purpose is just to watch the sun set over the water. However, that could just be the romantic in me. After all, it’s just a rock. Never the less I knew it would be perfect for a powerful (super quick) shoot.
Kellen and I packed up the kids and dashed around the corner. Once we finalized the spot and set up the light, I had Sydney stand in while I set up the lighting. I used a single strobe setup for some dramatic lighting. Kellen is always game for helping me out, but its a rare occasion that he takes my camera. So I finalized all my settings in the camera and assured him all he had to do was click. The only thing was I kinda forgot to explain the whole focusing thing, kinda important… who knew! So after a little lesson on how to line up the subject with the auto focusing points I setup we were in business! Kellen on camera… check! Sydney Raine keeping lighting from blowing away…. check! Logan Night playing in the playground right next to our location and managing not to torment his sister…. check! Me ever so gracefully scaling this boulder… ummm Check?! It was time to get to shooting. We managed to get some cool shots. One of my favorites was actually one with Sydney in frame looking on while my back is turned as a gust of wind blows by (I’m shocked there were’t any of me looking neurotic yelling at Kellen to take the shot as the rare breeze blew by. I wanted there to be movement in the image with winds of change being the theme.). It wasn’t quite what I wanted for the campaign but it might get a spot on my office wall! We could have shot there well into sunset… If only I charged my battery before running out. Oops! a few shots is all we got, but thats all we needed! Kellen and the kids decided to take a nice stroll back as I drove the equipment back home after our family project was complete.
We flew out to Jamaica for a few destination shoots in June. Our first shoot was a destination wedding. I met this bride through a friend and prior client. we did a family shoot late last year. She mentioned casually that she was planning a destination wedding and would love for me to be her photographer. Well before we knew it, the stars aligned and it looked like we could make this thing work. But it was when she told me that she wanted to do an underwater trash the dress shoot that I knew this was the one!
Product and marketing campaign for JBug Jules.
I got a chance to shoot with an amazing choreographer and dancer in West Chicago. We just locked ourselves in the studio on a rainy night and shot until the storm passed. I was so excited to see her take to the aerial silks. If only I could fly!….
Marketing campaign for Talented Trends.
On location photoshoot with a lovely family in Mokena IL.
Marketing campaign for The Stork Bag
Met with this lovely family in Elmhurst for a Holiday shoot.