Recently I wanted to make more use of my studio and challenge myself to use only natural light for some relaxed, elegant portraits of women who fancied a little treat and confidence boost.
I put a model call out for some clients who were interested in this promotion and got such a massive response. I could only fit a certain number of ladies in and had to go with first come first served.
Not all of my clients came to my studio for the shoot. Many of these women had never had a professional photoshoot before. One of my main priorities of these shoots, was to enable my subjects to feel relaxed and comfortable, so I visited some in their own homes. This gave me an exciting challenge as I had no pre planning to their shoot, I didn't know what lighting would be like or which room would be best to use. It pushed me to use what was available lighting wise and to view a room in a different way to create a set for the shoot.
For those that came to my studio, it gave me the opportunity to use the features which I had fallen in love with when I first viewed it. The retro fireplace and beautiful sash windows made a great backdrop for the 'feel' of this style of shoot.
I had loads of fun doing these shoots, meeting these incredible women and challenging myself in how I work. A massive thank you to all the ladies who participated. I'll definitely be doing something similar when I have some more free time in September/October.
Special thanks to Leanne, Cheryl, Sophie, Gemma, Rachel, Melissa and Yasmin who are featured in this blog.