Shooting Outside My Comfort Zone | Imaging USA Conference Portraits

Yesterday you read my brief summary about what exactly goes on at a professional photography conference. Missed it? The fascinating details are HERE, plus some pretty pictures, too.

In that post, I promised to show something totally different today. Something totally out of my wheelhouse. 

Yes, the model is wearing a WEDDING DRESS! I had SO much fun in this class.

BUT. It will not change anything as far as what I focus on in my business. I still do NOT shoot weddings. (But I do know some really brilliant wedding photographers, so if you're looking for one, let me know.) 

I LOVE all the light and shadows at play with these portraits. The Type A in me secretly wishes I could have perfected the shots, but with the crowd of people all photographing the same model, I had to slowly step away and take deep calming breaths.

Amazing, right? I can totally picture doing lighting like this for senior portraits. What do you think?

The next model sat down in the hallway of the conference center. For real. (The above photos were just around the corner, also in a stale, generic conference center. Ah, the magic!)

Who's in? Who wants some dramatically lit portraits like these? Heck, if you really want, I'll even let you wear your wedding dress.