Classic Hollywood Modeling Photography
The last session from the Classic Hollywood photoshoot. I’ve been wanting to do more classic Hollywood style photoshoots, and started planning the session back in December to put together a photoshoot in January. We did a marathon session with several non-professional models, Shantay Rose for makeup and hair stylist Bailey L. I showed Shantay and Bailey some classic Hollywood images to give them some ideas of what I had in mind, and then they just ran with it. Classic Hollywood portraits were different from today’s sessions by using primarily bare lights, (no umbrellas or softboxes,) and obviously no strobes. In order to recreate this look, I followed the same method in my studio, ditching all my softboxes and using only regular (non-strobe) lighting for everything. Really happy with the look this achieved.
We had one model that, at the last minute, was unable to participate in this session, so we convinced our hair stylist Bailey to put down her hairbrushes and curling irons and get in front of the camera. Shantay did Bailey’s makeup and, wearing a dress she borrowed from one of the other girls, she was ready to go. Given that Bailey had no advance notice to mentally prepare for the shoot, she was a real trooper and did an amazing job. Thanks to all the girls for their hard work!