I'm trying to push myself out of my comfort zone with my portrait work these days… less men with crazy beards and more beauty and urban type portraits. Which brings me to the first of my series with Taylar Dobbie.
First, I should give credit where credit is definitely due! Thanks to Hayley Kearney for her amazing work on Taylar's makeup, thanks to Rachael St. Pierre or her amazing work on Taylar's 50's inspired hair, and thanks to Perry Prescott for all his help with moving lighting, furniture and being there to bounce ideas off of! I know Barry won't see this post, but I want to thank Barry More for being so generous and letting us shoot in his home. Of course, last but not least, a huge thank you to Taylar Dobbie for enduring the -13 degree temperatures and trusting me that she would look warm!
For those who might be wondering about lighting, this is a three light setup. A bare bulb with warming gel firing into the far left corner of the room to skip light across the background and give it shape, a gridded beauty dish with warming gel camera left to separate Taylar from the background and a 135 cm soft box camera right.