Portland Bride & Groom – Bright Ideas

Once in a while, it’s fun to get outside your comfort zone and shoot something totally different than you normally do. Case in point, this beautiful floral feature I shot for Portland Bride & Groom’s Winter/Spring 2012 issue.

Art Director Samantha Gardner approached me with the concept for this shoot several months before we shot it. The shoot was scheduled for October, so we decided to go with a studio shoot so we wouldn’t have to worry about the weather. She wanted a hard, high key, quality to the lighting to emphasize the bright colors of the floral arrangements. Shooting on white really added to the pop and I love how clean and crisp the images came out.

For you lighting geeks out there, I basically used a beauty dish on a Profoto for my main light. I would use a few fill cards here and there as well.

This kinds of shoot takes a lot of helping hands. Here are all the credits that made this shoot a success.

Art Director: Samantha Gardner / Portland Bride & Groom
Model: Natalie Morris / Option Model and Media
Hair/Makeup: Celena Rubin / Option Model and Media
Assistant: Justin Tunis
Location: Newspace Center for Photography
Flowers: Geranium LakeFleur:ology, Old Town FloristSammy’s Flowers
Clothing: Holly StalderMacy’sKate Spade, Lazaro, Cristin Jewels