This was an inspiring session in the outskirts of St. Louis. Our model is wearing a dress her grandmother wore to the prom in 1951 and make up/hair artist Marla Lebish recreated the look and feel of the era perfectly. Logistician extraoardinaire and fellow photographer Robin Orvis even managed to find a sweetly restored 1951 Chevy to complete the set up for the shoot.
We had equipment that refused to work, very heavily dappled midday sun, and a cat who was more attached to the photographer than the models (warning: don’t get on your knees for a low shot or you found that cat on your shoulders!). To say the shoot was a challenge would be an understatement. But you can’t call yourself a professional if you can’t compensate quickly an instantly for whatever a location will throw at you – and every location wants to throw curves.
Although we were going to work mostly with strobes, I couldn’t resist some backlighting in all that glorious noon Winter sun. And then some glamor shots later rounded up this fantastic shoot!
Some different processing:
And a little bit of 1950s Technicolor to finish the session
They’ve known each other since they were little. And though they each have unique and very different personalities, they still can’t wait to see other and play!
This was their first outing for Summer – can you tell how much they loved that warm golden sun?
With such a beautiful family, I couldn’t resist taking them out to my favorite lake. And although it is the first day of Spring, that lake looks like it will br frozen solid for several more weeks. It was great to be able to do a maternity again!
Here’s your sneak peak, P and M!