23 Nov Beauty Session with Amy
I absolutely love doing beauty shoots, so when Amy contacted me inquiring about a beauty session, I was thrilled. She showed me many samples of photos that she loved and Carolyn, our stylist for the shoot, came up with a beautiful look. Amy is from Angie’s AMTI and is super sweet. I had a lot of fun working with her.
Carolyn gave Amy soft curls which I loved. She also picked a soft orange/red colour to match her green eyes. Carolyn is an amazing stylist.
Amy and I picked two backgrounds to use for her beauty session. This beige colour (almond) from Savage Universal is one of my favourite backgrounds. I have many backgrounds of theirs, most of which I had bought from my days working at Henry’s, a local photography retailer. This one has been used many times for a clean, commercial feel.
The second background we chose was a bright light blue. The blue really pops and has a completely different feel. This makes the portraits seem different even though the styling is the same.
For all these photos I had a one light setup. I used a clamshell lighting technique where the strobe is positioned above the subject, angling downwards, and a reflector is below, angling upwards. I used a large octobox to provide beautiful soft light. The reflector bounces the light upwards to fill in any shadows. It’s super simple but works like a charm.
Check out the links below to see more of my team’s work:
Amy – model – @_amyshowell
Modeling agency – Angie’s models – @angiesmodels
Carolyn – makeup/hair – @carolynbeautyandstyle