This photoshoot got a little out of control – but in a good way. It started with me just wanting to shoot some pictures of Jana’s awesome dreads – maybe with horses? We told Chelsea about our idea and for some reason (the horses belong to her) she thought it sounded like fun. But we couldn’t just have two girls, that’s awkward. So we asked Bryn, Chelsea’s roommate, to join us. Then Jana got me hooked on watching America’s next top model because they have awesome photoshoots and dog portraits. Well of course we had to watch the one with the horses. It was a little bit more risque than we were willing to go, but we did notice that what really made the shoot was their awesome headpieces! Who do I know that makes amazing feather and lacy headpieces? Enter Jade with Jade Rose Designs. She made these three head pieces for us to use especially for this shoot! So, throw in a couple more photographers, Missy Cochran and Monica Shreiner and it was pretty much a party. Enjoy!
First, if you position your subject so they’re facing the sun (i.e., the sun is behind the back of the photographer), then your subject will be looking right at the sun! That’s a recipe for unappealing squinting, guaranteed. For this reason alone, it’s almost always better to have the subject facing away from the sun.