Often before each normal portrait session, I spend quite a bit of time planning the shoot: props, poses, locations…I usually have several in mind. This takes time and energy, but usually ensures each session is a success.
Last weekend, I shot the cover of The Little Book of Windsor, a high-end family magazine serving the Windsor area. Because we shooting for one image only, I didn’t worry about endless poses, different locations or a change of clothing. I had a singular vision for the cover shot and worked exclusively to get that. Doing this was amazingly freeing.
To my surprise, however, I ended up with many fabulous shots. Though these won’t serve the magazine, I would want to keep them for an album or a frame. They capture my daughter’s expressions, emotions and joyful attitude beautifully. I share just a couple images here. Stop by my portrait blog to see all of the outtakes.
I can’t wait to plan a session this again. Do let me know if it works for you!