Friday, May 7, 2010

Photo shoot with Mehru

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These are a few shots from a recent photo shoot with model Mehru. Mehru is a beautiful young woman with interesting features that I felt would make for a great set of portraits. She has a child like innocence about her with a touch of shyness and naivety, however she is very well educated having graduated from Columbia University and has a extensive background and work history.

I wanted to focus on her "shy and innocent" qualities as well as her interesting features, especially her great eyes. I thought she worked particularly well against the high key (white background). Her skin tones and form stand out very nice off it.

We had make-up artist and hair stylist Michelle Lagalla in the studio to prep Mehru and help bring out her best. I thought she did a wonderful job with the makeup and hair, and Mehru was very pleased with the look as well. I had asked Michelle to put her hair up so that we can emphasize her neck, shoulders and great face (love the eyes and ears!)
I must add that we had a very hot and extremely humid day on the shoot and Michelle had a tough challenge with Mehru's long and thick hair on this "bad hair day". She did great. The A/C was running trying to keep things under control. . . so thank you Friedrich Air Conditioners ;)

Mehru was pleased with the session and would like to come back with a specific look and idea in mind, so we are looking forward to her return.

Here are a few photos I snapped while Michelle was working with Mehru prior to shooting.





9 comments:

Daryl said...

She's gorgeous and your photography shows her off ... love the 'behind the scenes' peek ...

willow said...

Fabulous, Gary. That last shot is really special.

(wish I had such a bad hair day!)

slommler said...

Gorgeous girl and your photos really show her beauty.
Hugs
SueAnn

Cindy said...

I love the last one especially, Gary. The lighting gives the picture a richness and her eyes and expression are gorgeous. Regards

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Mehru is a beautiful subject. You have produced some lovely portraits that do show off her eyes and flawless skin. Thanks for sharing this unique before and after feature, Gary.

Danangib said...

What a beautiful girl! You've done a wonderful work, her eyes caught my attention immediately.

angelshair said...

Wow she is gorgeous!!! My favorite picture is the last one too!

rahina q.h. said...

love the final shot and enjoyed reading the post too Gary.

kyungmee said...

Beautiful work, Gary!!