After getting to work with Kings Dining & Entertainment for the Mayo Bowl, this was my first regular night working at one of their locations. When I was shooting for the Mayo Bowl everyone was expecting to have their photo taken and it was still light outside where a lot of the press action was happening. Working at their Back Bay location was a whole new ball game for me; it was dark and I had to go up to people and introduce myself, start conversation and get them to be open with having me take their photo. It’s one thing when you’re doing a session and people are excited about getting their photo taken but coming up to people cold while they’re having a good time to get photos is a whole other game.
There were many challenges coming into a new environment, learning to use the lighting and flash more and approaching people to have their photo taken and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work with Kings because it pushes me out of my comfort zone to try new things and to get more experience with low light photography and working with complete strangers, making that initial approach.