Gina wanted some shots for her business to show her personality — which, to me, is fun, sweet, and friendly. She said she didn’t want anything stiff. The rest was up to me! Yeeha!!
I love when I have the full creative vision for a shoot! I picked out her outfits, accessories, shoes, location, backdrops, and props.
The shoot was so much fun. It lasted 1.5 hours, which included coffee sipping, wardrobe changing, key searching, laughing about “va-va-va-voom”, chatting about our kids, and walking. Oh yea, and shooting!
[Tip for Photographers: Talking to your subjects is very important. It allows you to get to know your clients as well as makes your clients feel comfortable by letting them get to know you! Talking to your subjects can also serve as a distraction if they are nervous or shy. With portrait photography, it’s not just about taking nice photographs; it’s about the person behind the lens and how he/she brings out the best in their subjects.]
Enjoy my sneak peek from this morning’s shoot…
Breaking Up the Lines
I usually don’t like “set up” shots, but I do like this one!
The windows, plant boxes, chairs and brick are all straight lines — so, to have Gina sitting across with a jagged body position, it breaks up the hard lines.
If only we all looked this glamorous when reading magazines!
We kept cracking each other up.
When she laughed, I would laugh. When I laughed, she would laugh. The stores nearby had to close their windows!
A brick wall, sun flare, and a happy model… Is this a dream?
Leather & Ivy
If you haven’t guessed by now, Gina is a hair stylist and makeup artist.