Spring is always a season that inspires me a lot. You can see in my work that I try to incorporate a lot of color and nature in my outdoor portraits, specially in photo sessions with families and children. You can find on my lifestyle galleries lots of colors and textures too. I always try to find locations that offer those two characteristics, I have done many lifestyle sessions in parks in Sacramento and of course many of my portraits were produced in the beautiful UC Davis Arboretum which is rich in color and diversity this time of the year.
But having my studio located in North Natomas gives me lots of opportunities to photograph in rural areas and of course the flower fields many of you have seen on the side of the road. This year a little corner in my neighborhood was filled with the beautiful wild mustard flowers and I couldn’t resist to take some shots there. Just like the photos you might have seen of the beautiful Emma last year, but with a different model in a different outfit.
Since the location offered a lot of texture and color, I wanted to keep it simple with the outfit but have a nice contrast offering focus and attention to my model. So I decided to take one of my favorite dresses from my studio wardrobe and the awesome dancing wings I purchased a while ago. A minimalist makeup and hair style completed the look. After the makeup and hair session we headed to the field. The day was windy, the sky was cloudy and we knew we had only a few minutes to take the shots before a rainstorm. I started taking shots as my model move and dance through the field. We got about 30 minutes before it started raining but we got the most amazing captures. Below are some of my favorite photographs.
Until next time.