Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Chris Gould Taking His Family With Him.

Chris is about to serve his second tour of duty, but this time we made sure he'll be taking his family with him. As we do with anyone serving overseas, we gave Chris' family a complimentary family session. Plus we created a special DVD he can take with him. Considering what they're doing for us, it's the least we can do for these REAL heroes.
Jacia warned me the boys were full of energy and she wasn't kidding. We had a BLAST! At the end it was out of control, but hey, boys will be boys!







Wednesday, March 10, 2010

BEL Portraits on hand for Chris' sendoff!











It was such an honor to photograph a true hero. Chris is going back for his second tour and the students, teachers, and administration wanted to show there support to Chris and his family.

Reed's Brook principal, Thom Ingraham had a concept to show the entire school literally standing behind Chris and his family. It was a great idea and I couldn't wait to work with it. It took nine images and a little help from Photoshop to create the image. I explained to the group that they needed to hold still while I took the nine images. What I wasn't anticipating was the silence! You literally could have heard a pin drop in there! EVERYONE wanted to make this a fantastic image so they all held perfectly still and didn't make a sound.

Chris' family (Jacia, Christopher, Matthew, and Tyler) came to the studio for a family session (something we donate to anyone being deployed) this week - we'll post those images soon!

You can click HERE to see a great article on the sendoff.