This girl brought it! I am not kidding when I say that i can only do half, the other half is left to the subject in which I am photographing. She showed up ready to go, did her work and trusted the process. I am beyond over the moon with the smiles that make me smile (because they are REAL) the confidence that evokes strength (because that is her truth and story) and the kindness that is laying on the surface and easy to see.
It is so simple when we strip portraits of the fake and get back to the real. No one is their clothes or a place. What are we visually? We are colors, tones, energy, contrast, and emotion that define us and therefore the place and the clothes that we wear for the shoot.
It is all about thinking about it from a commercial or advertising point of view. As an art director, I was never told to create an ad for the biggest brands on the globe without a creative brief first. It is essential. I am not recreating the wheel, I am taking what is proven to work and why it is used every day for editorial, fashion and advertising and funneling it into portrait photography. It is stripping what isn't important and getting to the BRAND MESSAGE which is YOU! Your location and outfit do NOT define you, however your energy does. Srerenity worked with me, did her work and we pushed until a concept was agreed upon and went and executed the plan. I think you will agree with me that this innovative approach takes a boring senior pictures and turns them into an authentic, bold, chic outcome that is slamming hot.
Don't you want your story to be told in a way that is a spicy as you are? Don't you want your senior pictures to be so far better than the boring stuff you saw down the street? It takes two to tango so you have to do your own work but when you do, you get results like this.