this vibrant aspiring young actress bought a headshots photography package through a promo that I ran with the daily deals. she’s an ebullient young performing artist with a wonderful smile and very captivating look. she felt very relaxed and eager to pose. she may have started acting at school or she was just plain talented. she was very comfortable smiling for the camera. she has been encouraged to have some photos to submit to casting calls.
she came to the studio with her little family and they wanted to have some snapshots taken too. I started with her first and we did quite a number of shots. she wore initially a blue blouse with an open square neck. she had brought a couple of outfits in different colors for wardrobe changes. she was all bustling and smiling effortlessly. it was very easy to proceed with the shoot. at each click, she was ready with a different expression. it was easy for her to reveal character through posing. after I had captured enough pictures, her sister joined in. finally the mom and the whole family took group portraits together.
when I take pictures of teen actors and actresses, I use high key lighting to capture the soft and youthful mood. she had long brown hair that was laid down framing her face. on some photos, she pulled her locks to one side of her neck. she had light makeup so her pictures looked very natural and genuine. no accessories. her jewelry was limited to crystal pin earrings that were hardly noticeable. the whole shoot was almost scripted. her colors were muted with no patterns. one brown blouse that almost matched the color of her hair. and one white t-shirt she wore toward the end. when they decided to do the family pictures, all were wearing white to coordinate. I don’t normally recommend that but most portrait photographers do. after a few group shots, we went outside to take advantage of the beautiful sunlight and take a few more shots. the results were impressive and they were very happy. I’m still getting raves when I post them to sharpfocus photography facebook page.
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