I’ve got lots of pictures from Puerto Rico to upload on the blog, but I definitely want to start with the pictures I took on my birthday! Alicia Kidd, a fantastic producer and photographer, was my fixer and translator for these! Thanks Alicia!
One of my thoughts was that I have plenty of things in my life that make me happy so even though the tradition is to receive gifts on one’s birthday, I wanted to give something! I decided to give some portraits to people who may not get a chance to have a nice portrait made very often. I took the idea from Help Portrait!
I went to a small neighborhood near Piñones just as the sun was starting it’s daily descent and approached people to ask if I could take their photo. Many didn’t want their picture made. That’s ok. I didn’t want to pressure anyone to do anything they were uncomfortable with. But many said yes, so Alicia held a speedlite with a small softbox just off to one side and I took a few shots of everyone who wanted one! Alicia was also kind enough to go back and deliver prints to each person I shot!
I had a great time and I definitely have to thank Alicia for helping to make my birthday an unforgettable one!
Here are a few of my favorites!