Friday, May 7, 2010
Photo shoot with Mehru
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.