Ella and her mom met me for a consultation before her sessions. I got to learn more about Ella and the ideas she had. Together we made a plan to incorporate her Dad’s classic car, beach, downtown and the gorgeous prom dress she never got to wear. To give her session more diversity we chose to shoot the prom dress on a different weekend. Ella’s mom booked our amazing hair and makeup team to create a special look for this amazing dress.
This session was also my first time using off camera strobe lighting. It has definitely changed how I photograph my clients. In the beach images it allowed me to fully expose not just the subject but also the amazing backdrop.
Locations: Dad’s house for the car, Downtown Port Washington, South Beach Park, Port Washington and Thelma Art Center, Fond du lac.