Taylor T. Model Portfolio shoot for Donna Baldwin Models
So lately things have been so busy around our house. We had a great trip to new orleans. It was so awesome. The last time that I can remember that I was there was for the combined birthday between me and my granddad. We are actually both born on the same day. A few years apart, but the same day. So we had my 16th and his 50th on the same day. That was such a fun experience. I have always appreciated us having the same birthday. For some reason we’ve always managed to have a blast celebrating together. When I was younger I used to always make everyone granddad and grandma included go to a hibachi grill restaurant, and seeing old pictures of my granddad with those
stupid hats on is quite possibly one of the best things ever in my life. He was such a great sport. He always has told me that when I was born, he was a bit pissed that I was going to have the same birthday as him, and steal all his thunder. At this point though it’s pretty clear, it’s been a fun part about both of our lives. And when he finally moves on to the great abyss I have a feeling my birthday is going to be a bit of a sad day for me.
Our celebration back then was mostly just food. I think we went to http://www.galatoires.com/ for our birthday dinner. This time we were there to celebrate my fiance and I’s anniversary. The last one we’ll celebrate that won’t be our wedding day. We had a delicious dinner at Lukes for our anniversary dinner. Were the seafood was so good, it made me really sad I don’t live by the coast. I mean honestly fresh seafood is one of the greatest things in the world. Shrimp that taste like delicious chicken from the sea. I also had the most amazing oysters I’ve ever had. They were local, and I have a feeling I’m never going to have them again, but oh man they were so good. We also took an awesome bayou tour. I love seeing wild animals where they should be, out in the wild. Lynzi was taking a ton of pictures, and she got a ton of great photographs of our little vacation. We also went to Oak Alley plantation, and got some amazing photographs there as well. I can’t wait to get all my film developed from that trip. I’ll post up those pictures on my blog as soon as I get the film developed.
Anyways back to these shots. I had the chance to work with a model Taylor from Donna Baldwin modeling agency. She was a blast to work with, and I think we got some great stuff. These first couple of shots are from the back part of my studio, where I can open up these large bay doors, and get some great light out back. It’s a ton of fun to work with this kind of soft natural light. The subject always bounces off the shot, because I can get the backdrop to go almost black. But the subject is still illuminated really well in the front by the big wash of soft natural light. It’s a bit like photographing in the open shade, except in open shade the backdrop is being exposed the same amount as the subject, so there isn’t the same pop.
I also shot a bit of backlit sunlight right around my studio. I still really wish there was more new architecture around my studio. Things with more modern lines, and clean poured concrete. Even since I was photographing in japan all the modern architecture, I really want to work with that more in my work.
Finally I just wanted to shoot a nice clean studio look for her. I think this photograph turned out great, as just a simple portrait. And Donna Baldwin modeling agency ended up using quite a few of these shots in Taylor portfolio. It’s always nice to see my shots make it into the portfolios of the girls who have been working for quite a while. I feel like I compete with myself a lot of the time, but it’s nice to view model portfolios as a competition as well.
Anyways I hope you like these simple shots.