Beauty Shoot with Hanna

I have been lucky enough to work with Hanna a few times over the last 2 years. We met on a TFP swimsuit beauty shoot in Richardson, TX and we have stayed good friends since then. For this particular shoot, I was asked to come out to the lake and work in more of a natural light shooting scenario.

The Concept, Model, and Location

They beautiful Hanna has stunning eyes that I knew would be the focal point of most of my photos. The black dress styling and make-up were decided beforehand with the Make-up artist before coming on location. We started the shoot around 6:00 pm knowing the sunlight would be dim around 7:15 and finally full sunset around 7:40. We timed the shoot just right so we could catch the beautiful golden light coming from the sun.

What I learned from this Beauty Shoot

Working on a beauty shoot during golden hour brings its own set of challenges. I had to work on the sharp shadows that were coming from all different angles onto the model. I tried to keep Hanna in more open areas so the light would glide more smoothly and evenly over her face. Post processing included white-balance adjustments, and lightening up the images.

My Camera Gear:

Sony A7 –
Meike Grip Sony a7 –
Sony a7ii –
Meike Grip Sony a7ii –
Sony 55mm –
Sony 85mm 1.4 Gmaster –
Sony 35mm 1.4 –
Sony 90mm 2.8 –
Sony 24-70 Gmaster –
Batis 85mm 1.8 –
Godox Flash w/Transmitter –

My name is Jason, and welcome to my photography learning. I hope to inspire beginners like me to go out and learn portrait photography.

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About the Author:

My name is Jason, and I am a Sr. Creative Professional located in north Dallas, TX. I collaborate with creatives from all over the DFW and surrounding areas. This blog is dedicated to capturing some of these great model test shoots and collaborations, and I hope it helps you find inspiration for your own work.
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