So Hilary decided she needed some blog love and I was more than happy to oblige. But no boring old headshots for Hilary. Oh no. She wanted to play “fashion shoot.” She put together several outfits, complete from shoes to jewelry, and we were off. We went to the Albany bulb around 4:00 yesterday. Since we were just playing around, I set myself the challenge to use only one fixed lens, the 50mm, instead of my usual zoom. That meant that to get in close or far away, I had to move myself in close or far away. It’s a different experience and I liked it. I also wanted to use a wide aperture and I like the softness it gives the images. And finally, because I always seem to shoot vertical, I wanted to get at least as many images in the horizontal orientation. Hilary really had to help me with that one. She’s a good remind-er.
We started near the beach among the graffiti covered concrete. (You can click on the images to enlarge them.)
And it was fine, but we weren’t really feelin’ it (as the kids say these days), so Hilary went back to the car to change clothes. You know how you can go by something again and again and never really see it? Well, suddenly the Golden Gate Fields parking lot looked so cool. There were funky old trucks, and corrugated containers painted in unexpected colors and covered in graffiti. And hay bales stacked up to there. And the afternoon light was amazing.
Yes, it’s entirely possible we weren’t supposed to go over there. But there weren’t any signs, and how could you refuse this:
Work it, Hilary!
Hilary changed clothes again and that’s when we both really hit our stride. How cute are these? I love the grungy environment.
And, yes, there had to be a head shot.
The sun was lower and warmer when we moved to this orange container. Perfect! This pose is so Hilary.
To finish things off, Hilary changed again into prom dress and wings. You know, like you do. And sunglasses, of course.
So. Much. Fun. Hilary, thank you. It was a blast spending the afternoon with you, as always.
You can see the rest of the shoot here.