There was still half a pizza left in the box and we were still surprised that our little sheltered spot out of the wind had stayed relatively sand free.
The water was getting closer and it was getting dark quickly. None of us cared, the conversation was flowing and we were all kid free for an hour or two – we could talk in peace.
I had just finished photographing Matt, Kerilyn and their four kids at Norah Head Lighthouse. We’re all good friends but they now live in the USA – we don’t see each other much.
Matts’ parents picked up the kids and dropped off the food and drink. Now we were eating pizza under the headland at Soldiers Beach. The perfect way to finish the day.
The pressure was on!
The shoot was hectic… 4 kids, windy, the beach, plus Matt’s a photographer and worse, Kerilyn is the wife of a photographer, she knew what she wanted.
As the sun dropped, the sky decided to share some colour, the wind continued to swish the dry sand around but there was an opportunity for a quick photo, a silhouette.
I cajoled Matt and Kerilyn up onto the rocks and grabbed about 4 frames. This was my favourite.
Why do I love it?
The simplicity of a silhouette and what it says about Matt and Kerilyn.
I still see Matt and Kerilyn as boyfriend and girlfriend, that’s just how they are and that’s what this photo says to me.
If you were to judge the personality of Kerilyn from this photo, wouldn’t you think to yourself; a young woman, a lady, a girl who loves her guy? Romantic and fun.
And Matt; more serious, loving and supportive.
If you knew these guys, you’d be spot on.
That’s why I love this photo.
Camera Model: Fuji X100S
Lens: 23mm (35mm equivalent for full frame camera)
Exp. Comp: -1.0
Program: Aperture Priority
Focus Mode: Manual
White Bal: Auto