Today’s featured senior session comes to you from David Beckham Photography of Pickerington, Ohio, one of our Hot 100 Winners! I remember seeing his image and being totally taken aback by it….so I’m pretty excited to see the whole session.
“These photographs are the result of a study in stripes. I wanted to use the stripes as a theme between several of my senior models. Jessie (2017) was the first senior model I used and ultimately became a winner in SGS Hot 100. Jessie’s beauty resides in her confidence and femininity. She is so in touch with who she is and flows thru each shoot effortlessly. We have been working together now for a year and we have yet to see the best photographs we are going to take.
After her first shoot I realized this was something I wanted to do more of and we shot again and focused on the details and making sure each pose was perfect. It was so cool to see her face as she saw the images on the back of the camera. I know we will do at least one more stripes shoot because I have some other ideas I want to do with her as I know that will be the only way they look their best.
I started working with other Senior Models too with this theme an each girl’s style came out as we shot and I could see their confidence and self esteem climb. The Shot with Karissa (2017) hides her gorgeous face but allows for a sense of wonder as I viewed the shot the first time. Kamryn (2017) and Marissa (2018) have different looks that personalize the Stripes theme but still let it fall in the same genre. The last session I did was with dancer Marissa. I had her wear the socks over her point shoes to get an elegantly graceful feel.
My goal with these is to have them printed and displayed in a gallery in the Arts District of Columbus Ohio. Once a month they have Gallery Hop that draws thousands of people to visit the area and explore. I’m hoping this will be a great experience for my models and I and help to solidify my brand as the Fashion Senior Photographer in Central Ohio.”
Gear: Canon 5D MkIII – 70-200mm F/2.8 is – 24-105mm F/4.0 – 85mm F/1.2
Alien Bees AB800 with a 24×36 soft box with a grid
Inspiration: “My constant desire to combine fashion and beauty, it just kind of came to me.”
Hair & MUA: “Erica Reid MUA was used on a couple of these. They all did their own hair.”
I totally love this concept. Very well done! The hat with the large stripes just draws me in…love it! Your winning image stood out to me in the magazine…thanks so much for sharing the whole session with us! Would love to know how your art gallery goes!
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