As of 2017 & the relocation to Petroleum, WV – Salient-Times is working to create a one of a kind studio & “portrait garden” located on Flintrock Hill here in Wild & Wonderful West Virginia.
We started this past Spring with a variety of flowers that I have shared below. Some of the flowers were started by seed, some by bulb, & some were starter flowers.
Here is a bit of our progress so far…
Photos – Left & Right – April 2017 & Center – 2010
Just a shout out to send birthday wishes to my little sister (Katherine) who turned 18 this week (April 6th) – she is the very BSITW – Best Sister in the World! I am so proud of her!
When I saw the woods covered in yellow flowers; I immediately thought of my Sis & got inspired to go out shooting. Maggie filled up a balloon with helium for me & off to the woods we went.
I must have taken a million photos, but it was these two that made the cut for printing & were added to her b-day box.
Happy Birthday Sis!
As you can tell, the website is still in progress. Should be finishing it up very soon & launched by the end of the March.
On a side note, congrats to all of our 2017 Portrait Contest Give Away winners! We really had a blast with the contest. 🙂
All in all, we are looking forward to nice weather & can’t wait to shoot our Spring portrait sessions. I can’t believe Spring is almost here! The weather is already starting to get warmer & Daylight Savings will be here in no time – less than a month away. I can hardly wait!
On a bit of a tangent, the warmer weather & sun shining are perfect for what I like to call “sweet light” portraits. A term many photographers use. What’s sweet light? Well, it’s that time of day when the sun is rising or starting to set. The lighting is perfect & creates a sweet glow that is incredible for outdoor portraits.
“Sweet Light” is definitely on my list of favorite things!