Every once in a while, we’ll have one of those photo sessions where we get a broad spectrum of looks from our model and make-up artist. Our session with model Marissa P. and make-up artist Jazzmene was one of those sessions. We started off with a girl-next-door nude make-up look (with a hair fan thrown in for good measure). From there we moved to a high key beauty look with Marissa’s hair pulled back and tight to her head. Then the hair came back down and we added a men’s white dress shirt with two different lighting scenarios. Gorgeous natural North light and a studio set-up. From there a ballerina sequence (Marissa was a dancer) again shot first in natural North light then with a different studio light configuration. Rounding for home, we had Marissa in several gowns as we shot a Hollywood 30’s/40’s noir look, finished in both color and b&w. Our last look almost didn’t happen as we intended on shooting this look but had forgotten to include it and the participants had all packed up and were leaving when we remembered. We had a beautiful blue scarf, which Marissa wrapped around her head and we placed her against a jet black felt in front of the natural light we have streaming into the studio.
Here’s a behind the scenes video from our recent session with Scarlet. We had fantastic hair & make-up support from “CJ” Jetphukthai. This was the first time I had worked with CJ and I was very pleased with the results we achieved. That’s Scarlet’s mother you see hovering in the background. It was a real family affair! This was only Scarlet’s second attempt at modeling. She was a little nervous at first, but by halfway through the session she loosened up and started having fun.
You can see Scarlet’s complete gallery here.
This summer, August to be exact, C.R.W. stopped by the studio with his axe, so we set up the lights and popped a few shots. That series is posted here.
These were shot with a Canon 7D, (my current body) and a Canon G9. We lit things up with 580ex II and a pair of Yongnuo 460 II’s. Everything was triggered with Yongnuo RF 602’s. We used a number of different modifiers from a 42″ shoot through umbrella to 24″ and 16″ speedlite softboxes. We used two 9′ rolls of seamless, a super white and dove gray.