Talisha from Crow High School near Eugene Oregon won the contest I had on Facebook for a 3 outfit session in Portland Oregon, lunch and a free night stay for two at the beautiful White House Bed and Breakfast Inn. I was one of the featured speakers at the Professional Photographers of Oregon convention (boy it was a lot closer than going to Orlando or London!) and needed a model. Who better than an upcoming High School senior?
Talisha was not only sweet and easy to work with, but tall (5'9" if I recall correctly) and easy to pose. Senior Portraits are a great way to learn from an experienced photographer what poses and angles work and how to move.
One can practice in front of a mirror and with friends, but its very different when you have a skilled pro, lights and others watching. (In Talisha's case, there were 10 other professional photographers watching and asking me questions.)
After Lunch, it was just her and her mom with me at White House Inn which was $175 a night (Nike was using the ball room while we were there for an important staff retreat...so that says SOMETHING!) I love her look here inside on the couch...I used supplemental lighting for everything because it was overcast and I like creating!
The weather held, food was good, model was fantastic and the portraits are ...well I'll let you decide, but it was a Ton of FUN!!!!
On the Urban shoot near PSU campus....Glamour Girl!