I used to work with my husband as a wedding photographer, and I always liked doing the bridal portraits the best. But when my daughter took over our business, I was allowed to "retire" and devote my time to fine art photography. I still love to photograph women, however, and I recently had the opportunity to shoot one of the loveliest of my former students, Britt. Having photographed her Senior portrait a few years ago, and some candids of her on a trip to Paris, I knew she was a marvelous model. Britt is an art student in college now, but I hope this portfolio can help to get her some modeling jobs.
We spent about 2 hours out in the garden and up in the barn, and I didn't go for any conceptual shots, but just let the shoot flow. I knew I wanted to accentuate those amazing eyes and lips, so I shot a series of head-on , evenly lit head shots. The one above is textured with another shot of rose petals, and suggests her sweetness and femininity. I love the pink tones, but I like it black and white, as well.
I found this headdress in the barn, and had used it in the early '90s and then forgotten it. It was perfect for creating this Egyptian composition. I call it "Queen Neferbritti". :~)))
I added the tear on her cheek in Photoshop.
In my vintage '50s hat
Tess of the d'Urbevilles
I have a feeling that I'll be editing this shoot for a long time to come! Isn't she a beauty? So many ways to present her. And I hope it brings me some adventurous girls for Senior Portraits!