Sunday, March 31, 2013

Balloons and Beauty - Creative Portrait Session in Harford County Maryland

Beautiful portraits can be created anywhere, but it sure is fun to head to a gorgeous location with a few simple props to make some lovely portraits. I have been wanting to use red balloons and this amazing vintage red and black parasol, so I was really excited to finally be able to put together a creative beauty portrait session styled around them.

I style a session with a lot of options, but I don't usually use all of them. I like to have extra props and posing ideas in case I want to change things up when we start shooting. In this case, my green suitcase never ended up making it into the shoot. I am pulling it into a styled beauty session I have scheduled in a few weeks instead.

The balloons, on the other hand, made the cut. 

I love it when a location, props, makeup and wardrobe all come together to help me create the images I'm looking for. Of course, without an amazing woman to hold the balloons and wear the makeup and wardrobe, the images wouldn't happen!

This is pretty close to what I wanted to end up with when I started the session. I love working with textures to enhance a photo and help me get a gorgeous painterly look. This particular texture is from the folks over at Distressed Textures. I adore their overlays.
We actually did three mini shoots in different locations for this session. I don't want to make the post crazy long, so I'm going to stop here for now. I'll blog the parasol in the woods and the stream soon. In the meantime, if you want to build a fun and creative portrait session around a special prop or two, feel free to email me, give me a call at 410-378-4521, or message me on facebook about booking your beauty shoot!

Styling: Katelyn Thomas
Makeup: Aura
Model: Aura
Photographer: Katelyn Thomas

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