Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Paper lanterns and a gorgeous high school senior!

I got tickled when Liz' mom kept saying "She's gorgeous!  She's gorgeous!" during almost every pose during her session!  I agree Liz looked absolutely gorgeous in her two beautiful outfits.  Liz is quite the seamstress as she made the black jacket that went with her gold outfit.  We used paper lanterns in her first image below.  A friend of mine gave them to me as a gift; however, I must admit when I first got them I had no idea how I would use them. Recently I saw this portrait of a high school senior where she was surrounded by chandeliers and I thought that would be fun to use but knew I didn't want to invest in getting chandeliers installed. Then the thought hit me as I was preparing for this session and saw those paper lanterns in my studio, that I could use them in place of chandeliers!  I really like how they matched her red/black/white outfit!  We started with window light with the paper lanterns pose and used the opposite end of the studio for the remaining session with our black damask background, a gold flokati rug that I clamped to our background stands, then finished up with a our popular white background with white flooring. I have included my favorites from Liz' session for your viewing pleasure....

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Chanté is graduating ~ Save the Date

Chanté came in for a short session so that she could get a few portraits for her Save the Date cards. I think her hairdo is absolutely exquisite!  Her first outfit of coral and grey went beautifully with our new cellar stairs silver background.  This background is a polyester cloth from White House Custom Color (WHCC) and is just so convenient to use.  In her second outfit I used a paper pink background but needed to tweak the color a bit to go with her outfit. We ended up using the second and third image below for her Save the Date cards that were a 5x7 ornate card with a scallop design, also ordered from WHCC.  I've included a few of our favorites below.  Enjoy!

Monday, January 19, 2015

A family of six in camouflage

So I get this email from this client that wants camo or hunter theme images.  Lo and behold I have this background that I ordered years ago that I thought I would hardly use and it has perfect camouflage colors in it.  We put off the session for a few days hoping for warmer weather but it was still so cold outside that the children tried their best not to look cold!!!  They asked if they could bring their pet German Shepherd along and we included him for the outdoor images. The outdoor session is at the edge of our property along an old stone fence that must be at least a hundred years old! My favorite is the indoor image of this beautiful family of six and I have included it along with two other outdoor images for you to enjoy!