The other day I was telling my coworker, Hollie (who I am always using for portrait practice), how I wanted try some experimental portraits in a particular location (on a nature trail), but that the scene seemed more appropriate for bridal portraits, not just someone in casual clothing. She said her prom dress was sort of like a wedding gown and she had been wanting to put it to use again, and tada!: This photo shoot was born.
I wanted to step outside my norm a bit, but I didn't get all that crazy. (Baby steps.) I tried a lot of things that didn't really work, but some did, and I had a lot of fun doing it.
Hollie is always so cooperative. Check her out! (And yes, she's laying on a plastic mat.)
I love her expression here.
Some of these are more my norm.
Time for the purple prom dress! I actually ended up loving these the most, even though this dress was kind of an afterthought. I wish I had taken a photo of the scene here, because you probably wouldn't know that we're just on the side of a road (which is behind her) and next to a big wire and telephone pole. I found just the right spot up on a hill to stand and get a great angle on her.
She was actually taking her hair down in this one, and of course I'm snapping away like the
paparazzo that I am. But I think it's cute and natural.
Thank you, Hollie!