Roger Williams Park in the spring just cannot be beat. Pink and white blossoms everywhere, and Morgan, Garrett, and I totally took advantage of what was in bloom. We started off in the Japanese Gardens, and then made our way around the park. This park is such a gem in Providence. It’s huge, and while it’s usually crowded, things were relatively calm the evening we were there (minus the two wedding parties and prom groups!).
I like to shoot a mixture of up close, intimate portraits, standard portraits, and wide shots encompassing the beautiful backgrounds. For these shots, I used two lenses: 35mm (for the wide shots and up close intimate portraits) and the 85mm (for the standard portraits). It’s nice to have a mix so that not everything looks the same.
I call the next set of portrait poses the, “For Mom and Dad”. While I always like to have a mix of natural looking moments (which are most often the result of nervous giggles!), I always try to take a few posed, looking directly at the camera, as parents and grandparents always seem to love these. It’s a good “staple” portrait!