Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Portfolio - Kendra Baselice

This blog could easily be titled "Vendor Meets Vendor" because I met Kendra at the January 20th Bridal Show at Signature Grand in Davie. As vendors will often do before the show opens, Kendra strolled over to our booth to check out our photography. Immediately, I was captivating by her extremely beautiful hair and almost flawless face. Here was a face I could work magic with!

So, I asked her if she would be willing to let me photograph her for my portfolio in exchange for free portraits. She said, "I'm not sure. I'll have to check with my husband". At which I told her: "PLEASE do!! Quite often when I ask a stranger to pose for me they are very apprehensive about the offer and never give me a call back. I appreciated the fact that Kendra was somewhat interested in working with me although she wanted to talk it over with her husband. Even before she left my booth and returned to hers I knew exactly how to capture some great images of her face.

Well, much to my surprise Kendra called me a few days later, told me she had visited my web site and thought my work was great. So, I quickly scheduled a session with her (and husband Mike). What you see below are some of the awesome images I created of this lady. I don't think we shot for more than an hour, but Kendra has the type of face that you can't miss getting beautiful portraits. I hope this won't be the first and last time Kendra and I team up for some really hot shots. I'm not sure how old she is, but I think she has the making of a top model.

In closing, I also want to thank Mike for his help. I couldn't have done this without his approval or his help during the session.

Enjoy!
Willie

I like to start out with reclining poses for
inexperienced
models because it gives them confidence.Kendra could easily model for hair
commercials.
She has exquisite hair.
This shot may look like it was taken at night,
but I used a profile lighting pattern to add
depth and mood to this image.
This image captures the initial idea I had for
Kendra the moment I met her at the bridal
show. It truly shows how beautiful she is.
I feel that one of my greatest talents as a professional
photographer is that I can
take any person who has never
modeled
before and create awesome images of
them
in a matter of minutes. I love it!!
Kendra, I hope you enjoy the many different
looks
I've been able to create of you. You are hot!

video

Click here to see a bonus slide show of Kendra.

Camera: Canon 10D with 70-200mm IS lens.
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Lightroom 2.0

1 comment:

Kendra said...

Willie, you are truly amazing! What beautiful work you do! Thank you so much for giving me such an opportunity, you made it easy for me. Mike thanks you too, lol.