With the help of Tony Hood at French Broad Imaging, I rented out his studio space and Tony and I set-up the background and lights (well..ok, Tony did most of it, but I watched and learned.) We used a white floor and white background to best meet Donna's needs.
The team arrived and after a brief wardrobe, hair, and make-up session we began! I think we were all nervous in the beginning, but soon loosened up and had fun.
Here are some of my favorite shots from the day:
and lastly - we made sure to have some laughs! Here a few of those moments:
Sometimes you just go with what you know and trust yourself for the rest. I knew it would be a stretch outside my normal comfort zone to do a full-on studio shoot with real, live people in a real studio, but I have to say that in the end it all came together nicely. And coming from someone who normally photographs landscapes and wildlife...this was a nice change of pace. I can sure use some more practice before I add 'studio shooting' to my repertoire, but having this experience behind me makes it that much more possible.