Early on a Sunday morning, I created this shot to family in to an existing television spot. We had already accomplished the main images but I wanted to push the story a little further. We only had a bit of time left and thankfully I had my top assistant with me who could prep the setting and dial in the lighting while I directed the action with the talent. There was a beautiful synergy with everyone on set and we were able to do a bonus shot that the client wasn’t expecting.
This project reminded me what a challenge it can be to do a great job on something so simple: portraits on white. The same lighting has to help everyone look their best from all camera positions, while also keeping the tonal values in check to make the knock-outs easy. All this was accomplished at the crack of dawn on rental equipment after my gear was stolen the night before. Thank you Pro Photo Supply for the rentals!
Art Director: Mike Staudinger; First Assistant: Chris Low; Makeup Stylist: AJ Lane.