Commercial-Model Photography Gina

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…

Waiting

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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.

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Casual Reading

If only we all looked this glamorous when reading magazines!

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Infectious Laughter

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!

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Dream

A brick wall, sun flare, and a happy model… Is this a dream?

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Leather & Ivy

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Business

If you haven’t guessed by now, Gina is a hair stylist and makeup artist.   :)

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12 Comments

  1. Gina Boyd

    I look at these pictures and I can hear our conversation and envision us laughing at one another! What a fun shoot and thanks to a great photographer for making my 1st solo shoot a fun and easy experience! You’re the BOMB Annie Tao!

  2. Patty Boyd

    Love the pics! Gina is one of the most beautiful women in the world inside and out.

  3. Lisa Towers

    I agree with Patty!!! You are amazinga and beautiful!

  4. Jason

    I am a little biased since she is my wife, but Gina is as beautiful as they come. Annie is a wonderful photographer. She is great at taking “action” photos to capture the moment so you do not have to pose with a fake smile. Thanks Annie.

  5. Nicole Mendez

    Stunning photos of a stunning subject! Love them all and love her:-)

  6. Julia Towers

    My Tati is GORGEOUS!!!!! Nothing new.

  7. JOANIE

    YOU ARE AS BEAUTIFUL AS EVER, BUT YOU ALWAYS WERE FROM THE BEGINNING. I JUST LOVE IT AND YOU TOO. (MY GINA)

  8. sherean

    Gina is beautiful!!! i just love her. she is stunnig and a amazing woman.love the pics and I am so excited to look at each picture.

  9. SOOO gorgeous!!! I love these, you captured her personality to a T!! so beautiful!

  10. Renata

    Bellisima la nostra figlia, Annie thank you for capturing Gina’s beauty. Ti vogliamo tanto bene.

  11. Hi Annie! I found your blog via Linkedn and I have to say I was immediately drawn to your portraits! The connection you have with your subjects is very clear and love the clean and simple look of them! Going to add you to my reader, sis! Cheers!

  12. Lucia Chesi

    Simply beautiful!!!