Images from shoots and also my other STUFF - time with family, documenting my guy at work, time in the woods with the dogs and puttering around on Rice Lake...........
These images of a good friend/bodybuilder a week after a big competition are a record of her gorgeous physique and celebrate her hard work. Waiting a few days following the competition allowed the skin dye to lighten, and also a very tiny softening in the definition of the muscle tone. I thought the dark, bronzy look would show off her powerfully feminine lines.
We worked in the studio, which is really private, and for a change, I had to restrict the natural light, using black to soak up the reflection.
Okay here's my black and white bias showing again. Author Renny deGroot-MacKinnon came to the studio for a book jacket cover shot and this is what we came up with. I'm not sure which one will end up on the cover but I love all of these, which have a nice connection in her eyes. You can see Renny's work here.
We shot in the studio, but my favourites from this maternity session are the images we made in the forest. The light never fails to be stunning, and I find it's easier for most people to feel more relaxed and themselves. Can't take a bad shot of these two though - inside or out.
My family shoots are always a mixture of formal portraits and life-as-it-is. At two months old, Madelyn was a model. Never fussed once, stayed awake and alert. Eight weeks old is a funny age to shoot - smiles but still pretty topsy-turvy, so most of the posed are being held or propped up. What did she think of the whole process? Not a whole lot!
Here are two collages - one of the portraits, one of the other. Love both styles.