by Kim Bova in Childrens Portraits, Dog Portrait, Fall Family Portraits, Family Portraits, Portrait Galleries, Uncategorized 0 comments tags: Connecticut Photographers, CT Portrait Photographer, CT Wedding Photography, Fall Portrait Sessions, Family portraits in CT, Kim Bova Photography, Professional Portraits
The short story behind this first photo is that my family and I rented an AirB&B in a small town called Vains which is directly across the bay and the closest to Mont Saint-Michel across the the water. To my surprise, when we arrived at our rooms in the evening, we put our bags upstairs and I saw a window up high which was in the direction of the Bay. I had to climb on a window seat to look out and go on tip toe and really stretch!
There are no words for the sight I saw. Le Mont was lit up and glowing in the middle of the Bay. It was other worldly, magical and maybe even mystical. I quickly grabbed my camera and took this shot on tippy toes while my husband spotted and steadied me. It was hard and I had to use a slower shutter speed than I wanted without a tripod, held my breathe as I raised the camera over my head and took a bunch of photos looking only at the digital viewer of my Lumix mirrorless camera. (Still kicking myself for not wanting to carry my heavy Nikon gear to europe, but could be another post to explain why I made that decision!)
I never got a clearer of view of Le Mont from this vantage point during our stay because of mist and fog the rest of our days there in the evenings, so I am so happy I took the time and energy to at least grab this shot! Our visit to the island the next day made us understand why the attraction to this site has become a place of pilgrimage and historical significance.
I made this photograph at about 10:30 pm at night. The sun sets there at 10 pm in May so that is why the glow of sunset is still in the photo. Our AirB&B hosts told us it was best to visit the site in the evening but before sunset because parking is free after 7, there are less people and the light is spectacular. They were absolutely right! This photo will not win any awards, but this experience and the photos of my experience at this place is why I believe photos are so valuable to us. An image of a place, a person and/or of a particular time in our lives that we want to remember is often the only physical representation we have to jog those memories. Memory is funny, isn’t it? It can change through time, but a photo can bring back feelings, scents and sometimes echoes of the sounds that we had actually experienced. This is why I am passionate about photography and enjoy sharing it and helping others to remember their lives and their people.
Thanks for stopping by the blog! Next time I will be writing about family portraits... fall is a great time for that!
Here is why:
- High School Seniors have more time in summer than in autumn. Less school stress and more fun because autumn semester is very busy.
- We can photograph a wider range of 'looks' when it is warm outside. You may bring that cool varsity jacket, prom dress, boots, sandals, shorts and more!
- Most High School Seniors love how they look with a tan and so relaxed in the summer. You can even bring a buddy!
There are discounts for Rising Seniors who sign up early for late June and July dates!