birthday portraits · Christa

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Let’s face it: I’m probably older than you (if not, I’m probably younger than you). I bring that up to say that I’ve been shooting for a while now, and have photographically captured many, many different weddings, concerts, events, portraits, itty-bitties, rings ‘n things, products, and people . . . but I’ve never been asked to shoot a birthday hike before. What a great idea.

This is Christa, and this photo was taken on her birthday, on which she brought me along to shoot her and her friends on a playful hike around Thetis Lake.

20161109-happy-birthday-christa-0001Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 22 mm · 1/200 s · f/1.8 · ISO 1600

L–R: Hazel, Courtney, Katie, Matt, Christa, Natalie, Jen, and Claire. And yes, as you can see by the attire and the environment, this was a rain or shine event.

20161109-happy-birthday-christa-0002Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 · 70 mm · 1/250 s · f/2.8 · ISO 400

Everybody lined up for ye olde hands-on-the-shoulders-of-the-person-in-front-of-you shot . . .

20161109-happy-birthday-christa-0003Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 18 mm · 1/250 s · f/2.8 · ISO 1600

. . . but what made it amazing is that Natalie’s dog Charlie put up her paws, too.

20161109-happy-birthday-christa-0004Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 18 mm · 1/250 s · f/2.8 · ISO 1600

Can you shoot a gaggle of friends like a band of rockstars? Of course you can.

20161109-happy-birthday-christa-0005aCanon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 32 mm · 1/400 s · f/2.8 · ISO 1600

Thetis Lake in the rain doesn’t disappoint as an amazing spot for taking photos. Helps if you’ve got fun people with you, too.

20161109-happy-birthday-christa-0006aCanon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 23 mm · 1/500 s · f/4.5 · ISO 1600

The funniest part of the day, however, was when they sent Courtney (y’know, one of the smallest people there) to retrieve eight people’s worth of stuff from up the hill.

20161109-happy-birthday-christa-0007Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 · 70 mm · 1/500 s · f/4.5 · ISO 1600

GROUP HUG!

20161109-happy-birthday-christa-0008Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 · 90 mm · 1/500 s · f/4.5 · ISO 1600

As we were preparing to (playfully) hike out, Christa found this amazing tree-which-looks-very-much-like-a-hand, and stepped inside to commune.

20161109-happy-birthday-christa-0009Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 18 mm · 1/200 s · f/3.2 · ISO 1600
Strobist: Canon 430EX II, 1/16 power, 3′ behind subject, remote triggered

Happy flippin’ birthday, Christa!

=)


Would you like to have birthday photo fun with me like Christa and her pals? Please, get in touch!

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