The whole shoot with Hawley Penfold was simply awesome. The awesomeness comes from the collaboration between the subject (Hawley), the makeup artist and the photographer. I cannot stress enough how important it is to have a talented makeup artist like the talented Cory Taylor Bryant. A great makeup artist will reduce post-production work in Photoshop and ensure that the hair and skin are looking their best. You can check more of her work out at make-up-by-cory-denver.com.
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Another very important item is being able to direct your subject. I’m of the opinion that most clients need to be posed. When I conduct a photo shoot, every single one of my photos I take are directed by me. This has the added benefit of having a client that is not nervous because they are too busy listening to me to be nervous. Directing a shoot with confidence and experience leads to awesome photos, like the ones of Hawley!
I love shooting in the controlled environment of the studio. My clients also appreciate it because they don’t have to be subjected to extreme weather in the middle of the winter or summer. Nothing ruins a shoot quicker than an unhappy client. Clients that are shivering or sweating ussually don’t make for great looking subjects in photos. Another benefit of shooting in the studio is the ability to have the conveniences of a makeup area and a place for clients to discreetly change clothes. Hawley brought a bunch of clothing changes that would have added a lot of stress to the shoot had we been shooting outdoors.
To view the rest of Hawley’s photo shoot, please check out her gallery.