Friday, April 15, 2011

Flare for the Dramatic: An Actor's Senior Portraits

It's senior portrait season and I have been having an absolute blast. Betty Marie is an incredible performer who gave me creative freedom to explore different styles of portrait photography during her senior portrait session.

The weather was beautiful, so we took advantage of the great lighting and scenery around my studio.

Inside the studio we were able to achieve a huge variety of looks together.

Betty Marie brought all kinds of great outfits; her car was stuffed. She even brought this amazing heart pillow. She had no idea how we could use it, so I was excited when we nailed this shot.

Our mutual love for theater helped us create fun shots that incorporated some of her favorite accessories.

After that, the shoot got messy. Betty Marie liked my past work with powder, so we continued the series together. Working with powder constantly surprises me with the new shapes it creates.

After nailing this shot, Betty Marie was completely covered in powder. Even though both she and the studio were a mess, we snagged this shot with a great pearl necklace she brought in.

For her last look, Betty Marie wanted to work with water. I set up a small pool outside and lit the set with studio lights after sundown. Even though it was freezing, Betty Marie toughed it out and we did some great work.


Andrea said...

Wow! These shots are AMAZING! Beautiful work Claire. You are incredibly talented.

Gaby Chacon said...

You are awesome Claire, I love your work!

Alice Muessig said...

You are truly an artist. Thank you so much for this incredibly fun and magical experience. We couldn't be happier with the results.

Claudia said...

I am very impressed with your work. Betty is exceptionally pretty and your work brings that out. I am especially impressed with your black and white - so few know how to work in this format effectively. Excellent!