Along with on location photo sessions, I also offer Studio Sessions. The Studio is shared with my father and fellow photographer and is located locally in Rockport Texas. With different backdrop options and studio lighting, we can achieve a completely different image then an on location photo session. These are great options when the weather isn’t ideal for an outside shoot, or I have delicate subjects such as newborns or Moms-to-Be.
The first Image featured is the final edit from a Maternity session where I have draped the Mom with 5 yards of fabric leaving a train of excess fabric that is then thrown into the air and captured during its mid-air flight. This type of image is really fun to capture and is really popular with Maternity sessions. Different color fabrics are available- this mom is excited to have a Baby Girl and wanted everything Pink!
This image was achieved with a solid black background, 4 studio lights, and a 4×6 reflector (on camera right). Its important, especially with someone with dark hair that you separate your subject from the dark background with the various studio lights. A Hair light (above) and 2 Kickers (on either side) are used to achieve that separation creating a rim of light around the subject. The Main Light or Key light is then used to illuminate the subject and create a beautiful soft light. For this particular image I also used a reflector to fill in a bit more light on her left side.
I have also employed an impromptu assistant, aka Grandma! Her job was to flick the fabric into the air at the count of 3…she did an awesome job and I couldn’t be happier with the results!