This photo shoot was a smaller one than the ones I usually do. This is mostly because I was asked to do this photo shoot. Normally I hire models myself, but a friend had someone who needed headshots and action photos, and wanted me to shoot them.
This other reason this photo shoot was so small was because we decided to shoot around one in the afternoon on what was probably the hottest day of the year so far. It was disgusting. The photos came out great, and Shonnita looked amazing, but boy it was hot. The location we chose was Walney Trails, which has a small stage they use for concerts and performance. We also made use of the stone bridge and water up near the lake.
Shonnita is a dancer, so she has a slender build, but with toned muscle. The goal was to accentuate the muscle using the natural light and the shadows. Alongside the headshots she wanted, we also took a bunch of shots of her dancing. Overall I think the idea was a success!
This was also the first time I worked with a makeup artist as part of the shooting process. So that was fun and I definitely want to keep working with one as my shoots become more “complicated” and involved. They’re a valuable asset.
I just need to make sure I don’t shoot anything at the height of the day in the middle of summer.
Full album can be found here!