Winter for a photographer is typically slower than any other season. So why not take that time to learn, to try new things and to grow?
I'm not going to lie, this winter has not been slow for the business like a typical winter (which I am eternally grateful for), but I am still trying to sneak in time here and there to work in new projects.
Like this shoot, for example! The senior model team was able to choose their own theme for this shoot and they chose "A Black Tie Affair." Fancy prom dresses, guys in sharp suits.. What more could a girl want?
I rented this BEAUTIFUL space (The Studio at One Source Events) in Des Moines, Iowa! The studio is seriously fabulous! If you're ever in need of an indoor studio space in that area to rent, I would recommend here! We also teamed up with the gracious ladies over at Bridal Dreams in Oskaloosa, Iowa for gown rentals! Not all of the girls in the model team were able to make it over to pick out a gown, but 3 out of 5 were able to work it out and were modeling their gowns like stars!
In order to keep things fresh and to keep growing, I challenged myself to use a different lighting technique than I typically do. I did this lighting mostly at the end, when I was ready to push the limits a little bit! Instead of doing the soft beauty lighting off to the side, I lit my subjects from above which can lead to an edgier type of image!
So let's check out what we all came up with, shall we?
5 out of the 6 lovely seniors on the team this year!
I've always wanted to do this shot and Jenna's dress from Bridal Dreams was perfect for the shot!
This gown that Claire is wearing is from Bridal Dreams!
This gown that Jenna is wearing is from Bridal Dreams!
This gown that Brianna is wearing is from Bridal Dreams!
The biggest of Thank You's to:
Alyssa, Hannah, Claire, Brianna, Jenna, Wyatt & Payton
Sloane; for beefing up those arms and holding my light stand
And all of the parents and everyone else who made this shoot possible! It was SO much fun and I cannot wait to continue these fun projects to see what we can come up with!
Marie Grace Photography
Sigourney Iowa Professional Photographer