It’s a cold and rainy day as I sit and write this blog post. This type of weather makes for a very slow season for photographers. However, it is the perfect opportunity to practice new skills and shoot for yourself. I’ve taken the opportunity to work on two concept shoots over the past couple of weeks. Both are ideas for concept shoots for my incoming senior models. My plan for the Class of 2017 senior models is to provide each of them with a concept/themed shoot for their marketing images. These will also become an add-on option for future seniors in the north Alabama area.
The first concept was brought to me by my sweet friend Heather Edstrom who even provided me with her beautiful niece Lexi to model for us. Heather even brought in the amazing stylist Randi Preston of Bridal Hair Huntsville to create the perfect look for Lexi and our woodland themed session. We used moss, fog and our beautiful model to create some dramatic images for this session.
For the next “shoot for myself” session, I brought in Colleen Gagnon, MUA and Randi Prestion of Bridal Hair Huntsville to create a 1920s look for a few of my senior models. This theme was old Hollywood glamour. The two of them took a few suggestions from me and some from the girls and proceeded to create amazing looks for this session. I have to say, I’m normally a fan of soft light and a bit lower lighting ratios, but I absolutely adore the harder light and the higher ratio in these images. I’d love to hear what you think.
If you know of a Class of 2017 senior who would love a great experience and some amazing image, send them my way.