Sometimes, the light is just exquisite and a photographer can do no wrong. And even more infrequently, a beautiful young model shines in a way that the camera can’t help but capture.
I’ve photographed lovely Sierra since she was 11. It was a pleasure to work with her again now that she is so much older.
I am not usually given the opportunity to photograph animals – but when asked by fellow Australian photographer Ainslie Bernoth of Wild Spirit Studio, I jumped at the opportunity!
The owner of the Arabian horse stud farm had a gorgeous English riding habit that I simply could not wait to photograph in the later hours of the Australian Winter afternoon. As well, model Charni rose to the occasion as well and created moving portraits of girl and horse.
Simone, the owner of the ranch and her special horses.
And Charni’s images
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