On Boxing Day, I woke up around 11am, determined not to go shopping. I wasn’t really feeling like waiting in long lines, nor should I spend any money. And what a great idea. I noticed that it was sunny, with a tiny hint of fog. So a quick phone call later, my friend Elena and I were out on an impromptu photoshoot in this park in New West. I am SO glad we did it, otherwise I’d probably kick myself for having missed this EPIC light. Honestly, hands down, best light I have EVER shot in. Thanks Elena, for putting up with my slightly crazy behaviour when I saw this light. (Get ready for a slew of photos… Haha, I was reluctant to cull through blinking photos- that’s how great the light was…)
THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE. All I did in LR was some brightness/contrast. No Photoshop overlay, NOTHING. AU NATUREL. Yeah.
This is what it looked like…
The mystical floating leaves.
Can I just say EPIC LIGHT?
Yes, she had a purple mask lying around. It was from a previous masquerade party!
Shameless self-plug: I made the headband! Concentric circles cut out of some polyester fabric, and held above a flame to encourage a bit of edge-curing. Then I sewed it together and glued to a headband 🙂
I use this pose a lot, when I can find these fences. (The light made Elena’s skin SO beautiful!)
Oh, and I need to trademark this pose ;D
Work it, girl!
Fun on swings! 🙂
It took many tries to capture the perfect hair-movement whilst swinging! 😀 GOT IT though!
This may be a little throw back to the 70s ;D
Some epic shoes that Elena bought in Romania. It was a little dangerous on the frosty ground. Haha.
(BEST. OUTTAKE. EVER) I love you, Elena! This makes me laugh so hard every single time…
This was what we were going for. Looking ecstatic whilst obtaining hair movement. And without a wind machine, all we could manage was Elena jumping, skipping, hopping and running toward me. Which explains the previous outtake photo!
After the sun disappeared behind a small hill, the fog really set in! Kinda eerie, eh?
This feels a little Ralph Lauren-ish… 🙂
Elena is a tree hugger. Claims to beÂ tree-hugging since 1988!
Gorgeous light! 🙂
Oh, last, we did a crazy 9-photo collage of Elena’s silly faces!
Thanks for getting ready in epic time and capturing the awesome light with me, Elena! I had a BLAST, and I will probably be comparing light to this day for years to come…