I am happy to share the photographs I did for Van Thomas Concepts earlier this year. I really like how they turned out and were used by the company. The photo on top was done in the office of the designer for the ad. He had this really great diffused light at the front desk. Especially in the late afternoon.
Above are the screen grabs from the website. The top and bottom photo were done in the designer's office. I am not sure about the middle image, it was either done in the office against the frosted glass with the sun back lighting the model, or it was taken outside at sunset and they removed the background.
I also did all the little bottle photos and as a bonus was able to get a few samples of the shampoo, conditioner and other stuff to test. It is on my hair right now. The stuff works, Check it out!
Needless to say there was a great crew on the entire shoot, thanks to all who helped out, from amazing make up by Christina Gaudy
Hair was naturally done by the man with the name on the bottle Van Thomas
and his crew
Cynthia Marie gets one of the models ready for the photos
The models were all great, and I hate to admit I do not remember their names. She held this pose for quite some time, it is not easy, especially since it was kind of cold on this patio where we were doing this photo.
The sequence above is one of those magical things that can happen when you are taking photos.
I was having the model walk through the crowd at about half pace as if she were thinking very deeply about something. As I was shooting a man walked up to her and said something about how interested he was in finding out what she was thinking about. He then asked her for her number ( I do not remember if she gave it to him or not). She laughed.
Afterwards she asked me if one of my assistants or the others in the crew had asked the man to approach her, to get her to laugh or something. We did not, she was flattered, and the bottom photo of her laughing is one of my favorites from the day.
Here the acting skills of the model were put to the test. It was unusually cold for Southern California and we wanted her to look warm, but she was not. She powered through and we got our sunset photo.
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