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I had a play by mixing studio and natural light portraits with McKayla in this post.

It has been a busy summer with shoots lined up at the studio space so that I can test some lighting. Working with a new space (and especially a huge new space), has been overwhelming at times. 
I was so comfortable with what I had been able to achieve in a small basement spare room with 7 foot ceilings. And learning all the quirks of colour shifts with delightful beige coloured walls.

Mckayla came for a photoshoot, and I wanted to try using a strobe to backlight over the top of a darker backdrop. Which was fine, until the strobe bulb crapped itself and there was a lovely stench of burning plastic.

Studio and Natural light portraits of a young woman with braids by Vancouver contemporary portrait photographer Angela McConnell
Studio and Natural light portraits of a young woman with braids by Vancouver contemporary portrait photographer Angela McConnell

Since I only had one of my strobes at the studio, we moved into the natural light space and I got some natural light and natural backlight images instead.

Studio and Natural light portraits of a young woman with braids by Vancouver contemporary portrait photographer Angela McConnell

I’ve noticed something in pretty much every single shoot with women. When they have the opportunity to wear a long skirt they can twirl in, they just light up with the most ginormous smile. Or if they see one of the big skirts hanging, they nearly always ask “can I wear that?”
So much fun!

Studio and Natural light portraits of a young woman with braids by Vancouver contemporary portrait photographer Angela McConnell
Studio and Natural light portraits of a young woman with braids by Vancouver contemporary portrait photographer Angela McConnell
Studio and Natural light portraits of a young woman with braids by Vancouver contemporary portrait photographer Angela McConnell

I also was super happy to have someone wear the black sequin romper that I secretly covet because it just doesn’t fit me. It looked amazing on Mckayla, especially in the natural light.

Studio and Natural light portraits of a young woman with braids wearing a sequinned jumpsuit in backlight by Vancouver contemporary portrait photographer Angela McConnell
Studio and Natural light portraits of a young woman with braids wearing a sequinned jumpsuit by Vancouver contemporary portrait photographer Angela McConnell
Studio and Natural light portraits of a young woman with braids wearing a sequinned jumpsuit by Vancouver contemporary portrait photographer Angela McConnell

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