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Working with an Aussie actress was super fun! It gave me an opportunity to be really creative with some of my light set ups.

Also, Annabel is personality plus if you can’t already tell from the photos! She has a super quirky sense of style and I loved seeing all the outfit options she brought to the session we had. There was even a full head to toe Spice Girls outfit option.

We had to incorporate some of my studio wardrobe pieces and do a few massive tulle skirt images, and Annabel added to it with this great  hot pink structured crop jacket that she popped on.
We did a couple of shots using natural light from the studio front door, which is almost a giant soft box bouncing light from the building across the street.

Natural light portrait portrait of an aussie actress wearing a structural pink crop jacket and large black tulle skirt with combat boots laughing at the camera by Vancouver contemporary portrait photographer Angela McConnell
Natural light portrait portrait of an aussie actress wearing a structural pink crop jacket and large black tulle skirt with combat boots looking directly at the camera by Vancouver contemporary portrait photographer Angela McConnell

I really wanted to try a few backlight shots as well and I love the muted feel of them.

The fan also got cranked up so that there was a bit more movement in the tulle skirt.

Natural light backlit portrait of an aussie actress wearing a large tulle skirt and cartoon top looking at the camera by Vancouver contemporary portrait photographer Angela McConnell
Natural light backlit portrait of an aussie actress wearing a large tulle skirt and cartoon top looking at the camera by Vancouver contemporary portrait photographer Angela McConnell
Natural light backlit portrait of an aussie actress wearing a large tulle skirt and cartoon top looking at the camera by Vancouver contemporary portrait photographer Angela McConnell

Annabel is an actress from Perth in Western Australia now living in beautiful Vancouver. It was such a treat to work with her and chat with another antipodean, although there is no shortage of them here in PNW being so close to the ski fields!

The images with the coloured border were created using gels suspended in front of the camera, and I couldn’t help but get a 90’s Dolly magazine vibe from them (for all you child of the 90’s Aussies and Kiwi’s out there).

Studio portrait of an aussie actress wearing jeans, black bralette and hat and a pink denim jacket in a relaxed pose looking at the camera by Vancouver contemporary portrait photographer Angela McConnell
Studio portrait of an aussie actress wearing jeans, black bralette and hat and a pink denim jacket in a relaxed pose looking at the camera by Vancouver contemporary portrait photographer Angela McConnell

These shots were an experiment during the last outfit change of the day. I was a bit concerned that I would appear in the reflection of the glasses, but the beauty dish pretty much cancelled me out and gave a really cool catchlight.

You can follow Annabel on Instagram and Facebook. Her audition rejection dances are pretty epic and not to be missed!

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1 Comment

The McConnells · February 8, 2018 at 17:03

Bet you didn’t tell her your parents dressed up as the Spice Girls – you could have done the actions for her!!!
Love Mum

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