Katherine is a very talented graphic artist/ illustrator with a style like a mix of Mark Ryden and Tim Burton. She wanted weird and quirky portrait shots and this is one from the batch. This was one of her personal choices.
I initially shied away from it because of the "huge" smile, but what was I thinking!
She chose it, I worked on it and this is the result. She is very happy, as am I and is even using it as her FaceBook profile pic.
I am inspired to produce more quirky characters. . .
This photograph was captured in a small studio using two 580EXll speedlites and a Vivitar 285HV. One speedlite shooting into a Photoflex 24x32 softbox. The other speedlite into a 33" white bounce umbrella with black cover for fill (softbox was main)The vivitar 285HV is hitting the background with a warm color gel. Post processing in LightRoom 2.5 and Photoshop CS4.
Love the grin