Saturday, July 28, 2012

Emily | Portraits

Emily and I have known each other for 17 years. When you have only been alive for 20 years, that's a really long time. :-) One of Emily's first memories of us is meeting at a swimming pool, and she told her mom later that she "met this really nice Mexican girl." So I'm Dutch & Chinese. Close enough. She still justifies herself by saying I was wearing a really Mexican looking outfit. Which is partly true. :-)

Emily is studying music and voice at Moody Bible Institute, she's won/placed in several competitions, and sang/is singing/will be singing in a number of productions ranging from operas to musicals. Just think, Emily, it all started back in Kindermusik. :-) Anyway, she needed some portraits done to use for advertising her recital and other musical ventures coming up later this year and naturally I jumped on the opportunity! She brought multiple outfit changes we shot... well, almost all day. I hope you all aren't sick of Woodstock Square. I think I had almost 500 pictures. Don't worry, I'm not posting all of them. :-) I wonder how I managed to be friends with such beautiful people? Get ready for some gorgeousness!

I love your laugh, Emily!

Successfully captured an in-focus walking shot. Score!

She needs to join the Amazing Eyes Club.

Another stop at the fortissimo door... a necessity for musician shots!

For the second half of the shoot Emily brought two of her performance formal gowns for some really diva-esque pictures. :-)

The one on the left makes me think of Europe...

Once we got into town people passed by, audibly wondering if there was a wedding going on.
I hope a wedding photographer would not dress in a jean skirt like I was wearing that day.

Fountain bokeh! Eeeee!

Gorgeous beading on this dress... shot on the right is a favorite!

It was Emily's idea to take this shot and ended up being one of everyone's favorites!

Thanks for letting me take your portraits, Emily! :-)


  1. Lovely portraiture! I really like the different angles you use and positions of your model.

  2. Ahhhhhhh! These are beautiful Kathryn! Emily's hair is gorgeous and of course, so are her outfits.

  3. GORGEOUS pictures!! What camera and lens do to mainly use? And in assuming you use Lightroom? ;)

    1. Thanks, Sophie! I have a Canon Rebel XTi and I shoot 99% of the time with my 50mm 1.8. And yep, I use Lightroom and loooove it. :-)

  4. P.S. I LOOOVE the fountain shots with the bokeh!!! Theyre my favorites! Bokeh is my one huge weakness! :)

  5. You caught some gorgeous pictures here! :) I LOVE the last pic!

  6. Gorgeousness is right.... sheeeeeeesh! So beautiful!!! You take amazing pictures, sis!


    #2 on the right
    #7 on the right
    #8 on the left
    #16 (FORTISSIMO!!!!)
    #18 on the left (Europe one)
    #23 (Fountain bokeh)
    #26 left
    #27 left
    And the last one

    Or in other words... all of them. :)

    Thanks for letting me come along and boss you both around! We'll have to do more for her senior recital..... :) Long Grove??

  7. Oh my gosh she is SO BEAUTIFUL and so are these photos! Love!

  8. Wonderful photos, Kathryn! So classy. And what a gorgeous model. :)

  9. great pictures, good choice of beautiful outfits and of course a terrific model!
    love, Oma


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