Recently I had a special photo session. Before the session when my client and I talked on the phone, she asked me how to get to Sharon. We chatted a little bit more and she told me about her home office that she works out of as an herbal nutritionist. I knew immediately that I had to go to her instead. When you can get the environment that someone works in in the portrait, it can really tell more about the person. Her office, located in her family farm house, sounded very attractive to me.
My client requested having someone to do her hair and makeup. If you have seen me up close, you know that would not be me. Give me five minutes, and I am done. However, my daughter is truly an artist when it comes to this area. I asked her if she would do this with me. To my delight, she cleared her schedule and agreed to come along. I totally trust her. I was thrilled. This was a first time for us to work together.
When we arrived, everything was even more wonderful than I had pictured. The office was loaded with very interesting and beautiful things. There were a lot of textures and colors. Natural light steamed in though the window. There was so much to look at. This was going to be a great shoot. I just knew it.
Emily, my daughter got right to work. We both could not get over what beautiful skin Nancy, my client had.
As Emily worked, I of course, took photos because I can't help myself. I also decided on camera setting and possible positions to shoot from. I made decisions on fill flash and the use of available light. I took several test shots.
Nancy was such a pleasure to work with a so easy to photograph. She really looked gorgeous , both before and after Emily did her subtle, yet beautiful artistry.
I hope this is the start of Emily and I working together many more times. Special thanks to Nancy for hiring us and being willing to be the subject of this blog.
After 31 years of teaching, I have decided to retire and start a new chapter of my life as a photographer. It has been my passion for about 7 years now.