• Cara Hodge

Frozen Summer

Updated: Nov 1, 2020

I posted a few of these a couple of times over the past few weeks. Ashley came to stay with us this summer in Cumont, Dordogne, France, and I took some pictures of her around the meadow in front of the house. I love how her white outfit and dramatic white hair look in these cool-toned black & whites, and it's a reminder of how important it is to style an outfit for a photo shoot. Even if you want your photo shoot to have a casual relaxed vibe, and it's not so much a special occasion as it is a everyday celebration of who you are, a well coordinated outfit can make all the difference. I love how the straw hat makes such a bold statement too, and helps give the pictures a sense of place. Ashley was very relaxed and awesome in front of the camera, happy to try out different poses and explore the light in different spots. A very patient model indeed. We took pictures under the beautiful old oak tree, where the light was golden as the sun set, turning the leaves to fire. The light under the tree, though, was very diffused and soft and I've emphasized the soft golden glow on her face. Golden light produces mellow & warm color pictures whereas cooler light brings out cooler blue tones, such as at the top of the meadow under the shadow of the house. I've kept the black & whites pretty cool, too, to bring out Ashley's own natural silvery tones. It's been a lot of fun getting her pictures together, and I've dedicated a gallery in the Client section of my website to Frozen summer - check out my Client gallery for more special occasions and everyday small moments. For Dublin photo shoots, depending on the package, there are also options for wardrobe changes to bring out different styles and mood. From dress up to dress down. An average family session can take one hour to one and a half hours. After that, I'll upload the best pictures to my Cloudspot gallery, and you can choose your favorites. Once chosen, you can also have then in black & white or color, for some variation. Have a lovely weekend, Cara x

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