I have had the good fortune of working with many actors and models throughout Edmonton, NYC and LA, but just a few stand out in my mind as the more memorable.
"Erin", a fantastic singer was invited to sing as Josh Groban's singing partner in Vancouver. She needed a portfolio created with a variety of headshots and artistic-style imagery that stood out from others. Naturally, with her fair hair and my obsession of the 'run-down', her session was chalk-full of a few great locations and some wonderful gesture. Erin was a joy to photograph and had some great stories along the way!
This gal had some great ideas for apparel and contrast of costume and design. We found that some of her best gesture stemmed from little to be worn at all!
Our lovely model from Russia desired photographs to build her portfolio and those big brown eyes were only complemented in a white background. Showing her hands are all a part of the gesture!
Our gesture models desired photos to add to their portfolio together as a couple on the beaches of LA and were an absolute joy to photograph! See more about their session here:
Morgan, a wonderful model in Edmonton wanted a few images that stood out in her portfolio. We added some black and white imagery that explored her range of gesture, adding interest and made for an interesting day in various locations. Natural light was used in this image, subtle, yet soft. Morgan was a wonderful model
This interesting fellow needed imagery that showcased his best assets - his piercings! We had a chat about his goals and desires, and his dream in LA was to make it on TV. Last I saw, he did make it on a show highlighting his many piercings.
"Maria" was an absolute wonder to work with. She wanted photographs of herself that were full of creativity in a fine art muse-style session. We were amazed at her range of gesture and as a result of her comfort and her own creativity, many images were created just from the sheer joy and interest in the arts. Here she portrays a dark look, surrounded by darks. What an excellent model - a joy to work with!
These are just a few snippets of features from some of my more interesting headshot/portfolio sessions. My interest in creating portfolios has grown into creating wonderful and interesting works for my clients and working outside of the studio. I find this is where most of the natural gesture comes from - where my clients may be at their most comfortable. I have created a new package speaking to this for a half-day session in various locations and my clients are loving it! Book your own session here!
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