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Is it time for spring yet?

 

Why not celebrate the coming spring by talking about floral designs I shot. Last year I had the pleasure of working with some of the most amazing people to put together a couple of amazing portraits for one of my classes. With their help I was able to find models, locations, props and the beautiful outfits you see these lovely

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ladies wearing. All the shots were meant to give off a feeling of a glamorous shot to take it’s viewers on a whimsical journey. At first I had become overwhelmed by the idea with working on so many shots with such a big production. It was out of the box for me to shoot the way I did here but in the end, with a little help with my friends, I was able to finish the job. Because I challenged myself I was able to learn a lot more on the subject of big production shooting. It takes a great deal of work and a lot of patients, planning was one of the main areas of success, we were able to shoot at least one or two concepts a week, but of course we needed to prep for the next shoot after one was finished. This continued on for 5-6 weeks until the final photograph was done.

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The concept for these shots came from being inspired by floral along with other photographers. With help from designer/stylist Myrelle Oliver I was able to make this vision come true. She did a stunning job at making the concept come to life. She was able to take flowers and make each specific by scratch.

Each shot was planned meticulously,  Toni Alexandria and Alexa Alexandria was a big help in this department; booking models, scouting locations, lighting assisting, as well as hair and makeup were among the few duties that they had the rest were left to my best friend Mia Tapnio. Honestly this work would’t have come out so great without them.

All the shots are taken with profoto gear with contrast control lighting (piggybacking). Meaning that there is both a soft box to fill in the shadows as well as a grid on the model to create a more dramatic shadow. This adds depth to the photo but softens the blow so the images don’t look to edgy.

 

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