Today I am featuring a portrait session I shot with Lisa. She's a professional violinist and wanted some updated headshots. My goal for the session was to deliver a variety of looks she could use.
We managed to get both indoor and outdoor photos even with the chilly weather in December. We started inside and her dog wanted to be a part of the action so, why deny her that opportunity.
Something I find myself doing on most every shoot is moving furniture. I think I need to add that to the about me page :-) I’m always striving to put my clients in the best light and without distracting elements in the background. For the next setup, I wanted to feature Lisa on this old couch that had great curves and shape but didn't want the same backdrop as before.
By this time in the shoot, the sun had fallen a bit and the golden hour had arrived. That would be about 3:30 in the afternoon for December in the northeast. She had a great outdoor space and we captured a few photos while we could both stand to be outside in the cold weather.
Before we closed up shop and moved furniture back in place, I wanted to get some dramatic photos of her playing the violin so….furniture move (again) and changed out the backdrop to black. I setup one light, just out of frame to her left. I had her play a little something while I took these...