Josh has been taking some behind the scene images during our shoots, so this gives me a chance to talk a bit about the photoshoots now. We shot Christina in October during our trip to Los Angeles, California at the Griffith Observatory with an incredible view from over the mountains looking into the city. Christina is a beautiful talented actress originally from Texas living in the city of stars for many years now. Her soft gorgeous blond hair bounced on her shoulders as she moved towards us with a sweet genuine smile. She was kind, patient and open to any challenge to get the perfect shot, Since we were traveling on a carry-on I was not able to bring along more than my camera body and my trusty 50mm lens, Christina brought her own makeup and I was able to touch her up on site right before we started the shoot. The observatory was extremely busy with tourist pouring from every single corner, to be honest it is a surprise we were able to capture these images without a single person showing in the photos. The clouds were also rushing towards us and in just a couple hours we witnessed thunderstorms and lightening hitting the city beneath from the observatory. That was more reason for feeling rushed and adding to the crunch time to capture as much as we could in an hour of a photoshoot with 2 quick dress changes while the light was changing with every shot. Nonetheless, I absolutely enjoyed creating this session with Christina, and definitely looking forward shooting more outside of Austin and Texas in the future.
On the day we planned this shoot, it rained so heavily that it was impossible to shoot outside, but since we had scheduled the shoot from weeks ago with the clothing store, last minute we decided to shoot in our living room instead of canceling! So here, this is the result of an unplanned shoot in an tiny indoor space with a super short ceiling against a blanket!
Out of this set the two images below that I submitted to Vogue Italia were picked up by Photo Vogue
Majority of the children I have shot are in outdoor settings, so when the opportunity for an indoor shoot presented I could not run fast enough with my white backdrop, a bucket full of flowers, umbrella and lights out the door. Something that I specially like about indoor shoots is that since there are less variables involved it allow for more control of outcomes. So with a simple set up using mostly natural light and a fan I was able to create these adorable shots of Orchid in 30 minutes.