Monday was a classic summer portrait day: Hot, muggy and the radar projection was showing all manner of badness about to happen.
Meaghan worked with us in studio for a couple of hours, focusing mostly on dance images, including this lovely black and white portrait:
Then we ventured outdoors, eventually arriving at one of my favorite walls:
I love the jeans and boots look in this image!
Considering the weather was so threatening, we did not have high expectations for sunset. However, the clouds parted and we experienced one of the most colorful and intense sunsets that I have seen in quite some time. Here is the sun about ten minutes before setting:
Look at that beautiful warm light. We’re throwing a bit of light back to Meaghan so she is not silhouetted by the strong backlight of the sun and sky.
This dance image was taken after sunset. Note the intensity of the colors in the sky. We emphasize these through underexposure of the background:
Again, front/side lighting is necessary to render the details of the dancer. We simply turned off the lights to render this lovely silhouette of essentially the same pose:
Meaghan, your images are lovely! Thanks for the opportunity to capture your senior portraits.
Coming Soon: Stay tuned for an “In the Box” dance collage featuring Meaghan!
On Sunday, we had a great session in the studio with Jocelyn. She brought some great clothes and her guitar. Using a variety of backdrops, we captured some very nice poses and expressions.
Very nice images, Jocelyn. Thanks for coming to the studio so early on your day off!
Benjamin is the third of three in his family. I have had the honor of taking the senior portraits of both his older sister (at IUP with my daughter Kelly), his older brother (at EUP like I did, decades ago!), and Benjamin, headed to another Pennsylvania University.
We had some adventures in downtown Erie, heading NW to the beach, and capturing some really nice images by Waterworks pond and on the beach itself. Then we retired to my studio and worked with a couple of interesting backdrops.
Ben was a great sport, and helped make the session smooth and enjoyable. I wish Ben and his older siblings the best!
Here are some great indoor images taken of Tim.
Great images, Tim! More to come soon!
We share great images of Emily in tonight’s session. She had some great in-studio images on several backgrounds, including images with her guitar. Then we moved outdoors and captured more great images in town and at the Peninsula, on both the bay and beach side.
Great images, Emily!
This week I hosted a lovely family for a some casual portraits in my new studio.
Here are some great shots of the family in denim, which went very well in high-key white background as well as our wonderful 110-year-old brick walls in our old school building studio!
Here are a couple of images of the new studio after painting and hanging some prints. I still have to finish the changing room and put up some trim, but the place is definitely coming together!