I recently shot a couple’s engagement photos in Somerville, MA. The couple was great to work with and had a fun-loving style. I photographed them around the city of Somerville and in a local park. They will be married in Vermont early next year.
A few weeks ago, we were asked to shoot several models in the studio. We had to make several key decisions from the lighting and sets, to their hair and wardrobe. I shot everything from simple portraits to high-fashion. We were also asked to shoot a model and incorporate motion. For this, I styled my model and then used a scarf to incorporate the motion.
For my friend Annabelle’s food blog Belle’s Best Bites, I went over for brunch and photographed the food prep. It was a delicious meal and the ingredients were fantastic to photograph as they were so bright and fresh. Plus, what brunch would be complete without a sparkling berry drink to go with the meal?
As a photographer, it’s all about your style. My style is generally bright, cheerful, and romantic. In studio portraiture, I can really take this to the extremes. In class we set up some bright seamless sets and worked on our studio portraiture. I shot portraits of my classmates and friends, keeping things lighthearted and fun.
Glass was another surface we were asked to shoot in the studio. As it is transmissive, there was a lot to learn about how to properly light it. This shot was lit from behind with a black card behind the blue wine glass. As there are some defects in the glass, the outline is not perfect, but I like the end result. I also shot a yellow glass on white background. I especially enjoyed lighting transmissive objects as the results with the correct lighting could be quite beautiful.