I work long hours, shooting and editing images for my clients. I adore what I do, and can never cut corners in my work, regardless of time constraints.
I haven’t been able to create, just for the sake of creating for quite some time. I used to have more time to do one or two personal projects per month, but now that I am focusing on more themed child portraits, it takes me all over for work, my time for personal projects is so rare.
My husband has been keeping an eye out for me - knowing I have always wanted a romantic older vintage styled garden set. He found one and I was so happy I knew I had to do a personal project with it.
I shot this in natural light, later in the day around 6pm. The sun was behind this hill and therefore the light was pretty perfect. I would have brought out my Profoto B1 if I had too much spackle on my set, but by the time I finished hair and make up it wasn’t necessary.
I typically will do hair and make up myself for my personal projects, for this one I wanted a big fluffy hair style, soft and romantic. Make up was to be gold and glowy, with lashes and light lips.
Rory was my model, she is a friend of the family that I have known since she was 6 (she’s now 17).
These days I shoot only with a Sony A7RIII, I also have a A7III for video… Shooting in natural light is difficult to get tack sharp images, especially if you shoot wide open at apertures of 1.2 or 1.4 or 1.8. It is a style I adore, especially for the more creative edits. So moving over to the Sony system was a life changer for me as far as that was concerned.