Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Trisha's Sneak Peek {Cigar Smoke Shots}

After I took Josh's cigar smoke shots last month, Trisha contacted me and said that she wanted to have some cigar shots for herself.  I was super excited to have the opportunity to take more of these fun photos, and to apply some of the things I learned from experimenting last month.  I won't bore you with the details, but I did a few things differently with the set up for Trisha's photos and I couldn't be more thrilled with how they turned out.  I also went with a different edit on them that I feel fits perfectly for these images.

When she contacted me I just assumed that Trisha was an experienced cigar smoker, but come to find out this was her first experience with them.  After a quick lesson (from Josh, not me!) she was off and smoking like a total Rockstar.  I never could have posed for these photos, and I gained so much respect for Trisha during her session!

I have so many favorite images, and it was next to impossible to narrow it down to these to share.  This first one definitely ranks very near the top of the fav list. Trisha is an absolute sweetheart, who normally has the most gorgeous smile on her face, but underneath it all I know she has a bit of a "don't mess with me" side that this photo shows perfectly!...

This is another absolute favorite! I feel like it belongs on a movie poster for an old black and white film. I look at this image and the character Brigid O'Shaughnessy from The Maltese Falcon immediately comes to mind...

This is another fav!  I am in love with something about the smoke in this one, along with the shadows on her face...

While these aren't cigar smoke shots, I am head over heels for these last two photos.  They are almost exactly the same but I still couldn't decide which I liked better and opted to post them both...

I cannot tell you how much fun it is to take these photos!  I might have to start marketing these photos for Bachelor and Bachelorette parties - sort of a grown up version of the photo booth at a kid's birthday party.  :)  I would love to have a reason to take these on a regular basis!

P.S.  If Trisha (and Josh) look familiar to you, it is because their session was on the blog earlier this year.

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