I have been meaning to meet up with a friend of mine since last October(!) to do some fun headshots. A deployment, for Hurricane Irma relief, and a baby later I finally found myself with a baby-free afternoon! And, as luck would have it, my friend Stephanie was also free!! I wanted some new content to try out some advanced retouching techniques I learned and I told her to come over with 2-3 of her favorite outfits du jour. I asked her what her favorite type of dessert was so I could have it ready for this series of ridiculous portraits I’ve been working on.
Since this was my first session, behind the camera with Stephanie, I explained my style of directing. I generally like to give people actions to do. So, after doing some test shots (which my vacation friends always give me flak for) to dial in the exposure and get a few candids, I got this! Well, …close to this. The hair was perfect from one shot and the expression in another, which was perfect content for me to retouch.
This is a shot I got, when I asked Stephanie to get a little silly, in order to prepare for the utter destruction of Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie-dough that was about to happen.
Yep, that’s about the right level of goofy right there that I was looking for! Stephanie got changed into a pretty white dress and I adjusted my exposure again before we broke out the cookie dough. Do you think Stephanie gets chip cookie dough all over her dress?
And I’ll leave you with that cliff-hanger, since I want to grow the series of dessert pictures before posting them.
I am looking for a few more to volunteer for the project, so let me know if you are interested.