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