A Shoot Session with My Favorite Model/Subject

I did a session with my favorite model to shoot with, Alexandra Cohler. We’ve done several sessions in the past. This one was to toy around with the idea of a commercial headshot, but we obviously got a lot more out of it and found other ideas and images that I think worked out quite well. I thought I’d show this one session to give an idea of the types of shots I can get during a session. Rates and more info can be found currently on my facebook page, until I make an actual photography page for business.

Straight forward basic headshot with a busy background.

Straight forward basic headshot with a busy background.

I may or may not make people laugh while shooting.

I may or may not make people laugh while shooting.

This is all outdoors and the wind contributed to the wind blown hair.

This is all outdoors and the wind contributed to the wind blown hair.

We've known each other and worked together, she gives me this look a lot.

We’ve known each other and worked together, she gives me this look a lot.

Closer to a magazine shot.

Closer to a magazine shot.

Fun on the ground - lifestyle image.

Fun on the ground – lifestyle image.

Because leaf piles can be tons of fun.

Because leaf piles can be tons of fun.

Toying with colors and effects for a very stylized image.

Toying with colors and effects for a very stylized image.

B&W creates a different divide between the texture of her hair and the leaves.

B&W creates a different divide between the texture of her hair and the leaves.

Yes, we threw leaves in the air ... because we could (memo to self, get an assistant to throw more next time for fun effects).

Yes, we threw leaves in the air … because we could (memo to self, get an assistant to throw more next time for fun effects).

An innocent look in the leaves.

An innocent look in the leaves.

This is one of my favorites of the bunch, and a good commercial look too.

This is one of my favorites of the bunch, and a good commercial look too.

A completely different feel when we had her lie in the leaves.

A completely different feel when we had her lie in the leaves.

Urban shot to change up the mood.

Urban shot to change up the mood.

B&W is always a fun idea with urban shoots.

B&W is always a fun idea with urban shoots.

Sometimes the shoots get long and tiresome for the model.

Sometimes the shoots get long and tiresome for the model.

Looks like a movie still.

Looks like a movie still.

Bringing out the colors in the direct sunlight.

Bringing out the colors in the direct sunlight.

Magazine shot.

Magazine shot.

Lots of toying around on this one: b&w, iris effect, upping the shadows/blacks to the extreme.

Lots of toying around on this one: b&w, iris effect, upping the shadows/blacks to the extreme.

Energy shot to keep us going.

Energy shot to keep us going.

This does explain/represent her infectious energy.

This does explain/represent her infectious energy.

A music album cover image.

A music album cover image.

Single out the orange and red of her hair for a focus effect.

Single out the orange and red of her hair for a focus effect.

Another lifestyle shot.

Another lifestyle shot.

Movie frame.

Movie frame, the couple in the background was a happy accident and help tell a story here.

Another take on the movie frame look.

Another take on the movie frame look.

Tried adding the hand to see what it would change.

Tried adding the hand to see what it would change.

The sunlight dancing off the water and reflecting back to her creates a nice effect.

The sunlight dancing off the water and reflecting back to her creates a nice effect.

Softening everything as the sun shines through her hair.

Softening everything as the sun shines through her hair.

More softening and adding in some tint.

More softening and adding in some tint.

No softening, just using the lens flare to play.

No softening, just using the lens flare to play.

Next week: Back into the development of my portfolio for a website.

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel XS with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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