Its nice to do something a little different from time to time and last week I had the pleasure of doing a Birthday Party Photo Shoot for a group of girls to celebrate a 16th Birthday in Cornwall. We spent just over an hour in a studio style environment, in a large room I had rented for the event and then got to work on creating a few formal and lots of fun images for the girls to have and keep as a reminder of this time in their lives. I always try to style anything I do that might be a little cliché or mainstream slightly different and in this case, amongst the more obvious stuff I attempted to add both a bit more of a fashion twist alongside some technical stuff, low key setup of black instead of the normal high key white for example.
As well as the studio stuff we also got 10 minutes outside to do a few frames in the evening light in a different environment, hopefully to give variety of location to the pictures, that often you can’t get with studio work alone. I processed all the pics with an idea of high contrast black and whites alongside some vivid colours in the other pictures – also keeping the idea of processing with a traditional film mind – adding a little grain in places for example.
Hope you like – here are a few frames but in total the Birthday Girl will get well over 100 pics on disk. If you would be interested in a similar styled shoot then please get in contact with me here.