I needed this…
I LOVE taking portraits, don’t get me wrong. I would do it every day if I had the time. But sometimes don’t you just need something different? I know I do. It keeps me fresh and rejuvenates me. I love photography because I love art, I love being creative, I love thinking out of the box, I love surprising people and I love challenging myself. I started doing photography to feed my soul… it is in me and I am always wanting more. This session was all about feeding that need… exploring light, expressing my artistic point of view and challenging myself to do something different.
Perfect timing… my clients came to me wanting the same and then the rain came and made it even better! Yes, I said better. I actually love the rain and even though most people would rather not have rain, we didn’t mind… it actually enhanced what we were after, at least I think so.
Don’t get the wrong idea when you look at these. There was plenty of laughter and fun during this session, but I decided not to post that part. I post that a lot and wanted to show you a different side. I hope you enjoy them. We will be getting together again soon to add to this collection and again, we will concentrate on the artistic portrait instead of the classic portrait.
Veronica was just adjusting the blanket we were using, but the tiger… it was staring me down and I had to capture it. If turned out to be one of my FAVORITES.
I love the illusion of tall trees around Heather in this image. Later you will see a straight on look at the tall bushes we were actually in. I had noticed them the other day while meeting with a client at a coffee shop in Puyallup. I knew they would be cool and I wasn’t disappointed!
Heather brought Michael with her and I used him as my assistant. He held the coats, the umbrella’s and the blankets as he held an umbrella over me to protect my camera. I am so glad he came! He stopped to take a break during our shoot and he allowed me to get a few of him too. Another FAVORITE of mine. I have LOTS from this session.
I love the pop of blue in Heather’s shoes and the coordinating door frame.
I wanted to explore contrasts in this shoot. I LOVE this, definitely one of my FAVORITES. Her face is confident and you want to know more about her.
I do this pose often with my seniors but this one has an edge to it – with the stripe in Veronica’s hair, her gaged earlobe, her pierced septum and dramatic eye makeup, I just had to post it.
Heather has this softness about her. She reminds me of days past.
This is an ad for something, just not sure what.
Another romantic one of Heather… the only thing that gives it away as current day is the piercing above the lip.
Little Red Riding Hood?
What a beautiful portrait of Veronica.
This is another shot of the tall stickly shrubs I was talking about earlier. Another FAVORITE.
and yes… another FAVORITE.
Oh and another!! The streak of light makes all the difference.
The eyes always get me.
Silhouettes, I can’t pass up a good silhouette.
What a beauty and I added extra grain, it’s just what I wanted it to look like.
Veronica’s lions mane and the rain drops on her lashes made this for me. Stunning!
The pop of green moss is just enough to add interest.
More stickly bushes… Heather was standing in mud with tall wedges on, rain pouring on her and cold, but she knew good would come of it and not one complaint!
Another beautiful eye picture. I have to tell you about Veronica, she has this east coast accent thing goin’ on and on top of that, well, there are some words she just can’t pronounce… my kids think I am bad… they haven’t met Veronica! Condominiums…. to Veronica they are com-o-minions and substantially… it’s snum-nan-cially and phenomenal, that becomes phe-mom-inal… she has her own language for sure!
The light falls just perfectly on Heather’s profile.
This is so vintage to me. I went with a purple hue, instead of the classic black and white.
I hope you enjoyed them. I can’t wait to do our next session… it will definitely be another fun and artistic one!