Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Portraits: Liane

This past weekend I got the opportunity to photograph the lovely Liane. The weather was perfect, she's a natural in front of the camera (not to mention gorgeous), and I had studied up on some new poses and techniques I wanted to try, so I feel pretty good about the resulting images. I'm also experimenting with different editing styles, which you may notice as you go through these.

Be sure to read more about Liane in between the photos. :D I've also written a few of own behind-the-scenes notes. Thanks for looking.

How would your friends describe you? Crazy cat lover... But they love me despite my weird quirks! They would also say I love everyone, love to cuddle, am very hopeful about life and all that God is doing.

One of the techniques I tried on several photos during this session was using a little Vaseline (petroleum jelly) on the lens filter to soften the edges of the photo. I LOVED the effect and will definitely be doing this again. I had purchased a second lens filter so I could use it exclusively for this purpose and not have to clean up and reapply the Vaseline. You can see that it does something funny to one of the bubbles in this photo, but mostly the effect is to diffuse the light and give a soft glow to the pictures. A little goes a long way, and it does put a bit of haze over the photo that I had to adjust (in Photoshop) as needed.

What's your favorite season? Summer!!!

What do you watch on TV lately? I don't ever watch TV anymore - college life made me forget about it... the last time I watched TV was with a group of friends and The Bachelor was on... You can judge me. (No judgment here! I love to bash that show.)

Liane was the one to suggest she go behind the ivy instead of in front of it, and I love how these turned out! You wouldn't know she was standing, in heels, on a small ledge over a creek. I kept worrying she'd slip!

What's your favorite color? I like them all.

Where did you go on your last vacation? I went to Hawaii in June 2013 with a group of friends from Corban and stayed with a friend who went to school with us. We did all sorts of things from hiking to paddle boarding! It was everything you would expect a Hawaiian vacation to be!

Liane played softball (middle infield and outfield) in college and did awesomely, according to all the stats and records where I saw her name.

What is your favorite sort of outfit to wear? I love dressing up and wearing cute dresses. However, my favorite outfit to wear is comfy sweats (it's the athlete in me)!

What was your major in college? Accounting.

Liane brought her roommate's flowers to use for the shoot, and I thought they looked pretty with this dress.

What do you like to order at Starbucks? White chocolate mocha with raspberry. so sweet--so good!

What's your favorite website(s) to check up on regularly? I will be honest--YES I DO CHECK FACEBOOK.. I also read a lot of blog posts on http://theresurgence.com/ and http://alyssajoy.me/blog/

What's your favorite song of the moment? "Oceans" -- Hillsong United (this has been my song for the past year)

Thanks again, Liane, for a really fun session! We're definitely going to have to do it again.


  1. Wowsers!
    You Win.
    And that IS all.

  2. So many good ones!! I'm so glad that this worked out! Liane is gorgeous!

  3. Liane looks to be one of the most comfortable in front of the camera people you've ever taken photos of! Made for a great shoot with lots of wonderful shots.

    1. I'm glad that shows through. Thank you!

  4. Beautiful photos with a lovely lady for the model. I enjoyed the new poses and all the cute dresses. The Vaseline trick on the lens is cool and smart that you got a separate lens for that experiment. You are very talented and dedicated!

    Thanks! Love, Mom



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