I will say it again - movement in photos is my favorite way to create more visually interesting images. Spin, toss things, dance!
Spring and summer dresses are so darling and I love photographing them! This little blue dress that Whitney wore in NYC is chic and flattering.
Shooting indoors is a must in Seattle. I try to set my client up next to a window to get some natural light onto their face. I try to make sure to capture the location as well to creative some interesting images! When shooting at a cafe or restaurant I always ask first before I start and try to get their right when they open so they are not busy and we are not annoying their costumers!
Props can make a session a bit more elevated. It doesn't have to be anything big or fancy. In this session we used an old fashioned Coke bottle!
Sessions can be short and fun like a coffee date with a friend. Coffee is a great prob and always a good idea.
When I go to a very popular location like the Arch in Washington Square park in New York I try to get the shot that we are there for but I also try to get some around the area. Here we did some street crossing shots away from the park and out the arch in the background so we still see it. We also did a few walking through the park towards the arch to get more of the park surrounding it. I just like to make sure that most of the images are still about the outfit and not over powered by the location.
Cozy Fashion is a must right now! Todays blogger session is very simple. Some sessions don't need much to give your client what they are looking for! I always try to communicate with the influencer about what they tend to post, since some don't use many detail shots so I don't want to give them that many of those types of images so all images I give them are useful to them, I do sometimes include some extra images that I love that are not their typical choices just to show them some different options!
I am sure we all know that I love to make my clients sit on the ground, but it truly is one of the best ways to create a different feel to a session. In this session I played around with having Whitney look away from the camera or cropped her face out all together to focus more on the outfit and the details. Sometimes I think that you can see yourself in an outfit more if there is as much of a face in the picture....does that make any sense?
This session just makes me smile. That bright dress was a dream to photograph and create some interesting movement with. We also had some fun accessories to play around with! The hat was a bit part of this session and we tried a few different close up angles that did and did show Heidis face.