Some time ago I saw some amazing glowing photos and got really curious if it was photoshop or not lol... I asked my friend (and my favorite portrait and wedding fotographer in Paris) Ian Holmes what were his thoughts about it. He told me that the photos were real, and the trick was in mysterious back lighting. The other day we met and had an improvised photoshoot :))
Just take a look at those pics below, I still can't believe they're "real" lololol
Sooo dreamy, they almost look surreal!! I have to tell you that Ian is one of those magicians who knows how to make people look beautiful in photos. That's what you expect from a professional photographer, right?! But then... I've no idea why, but 80% of my photo shoots with other photographers turn out to be a complete disaster! Sometimes I feel like their goal is to bring out all my imperfections :/ and looking at their work I have only 2 thoughts:
1) I take MUCH better photos myself!
2) I need some plastic surgery, NOW!
Well, since I'm not really serious about (2), I settle with (1). But boy, isn't it fantastic to finally have your photos taken by someone like Ian?! Here, my first (and last) thought is "Ian, is that really me?!" and what a pleasure it is to hear back "Sure, I don't use photoshop!" :)))
So the 2 photos above are exactly what I was dreaming about for my
vanity portfolio! :D
And then a mysterious stranger appeared and graciously deigned to feature in my photos ;)
Mr. Cat is a natural born model, don't you think?! Though at this point both of us would benefit from a low calorie diet hahaha... I started mine right after I got back from Italy and I already lost 3 kilos (yaaay!). The first ones are always easy to drop, but the following ones are really stubborn. Anyways, here we are, chubby and cute :p
Do you have pets? Mr. Cat made me feel like I'd loooove to have a kitty.... but now that I have 3 birds it could be a very deadly idea :/ So I'll stick to cuddling my feathered babies ;)
Let me know what's your experience with photographers in the comments down below :) And who's usually responsible for taking your photos? In my case, it's always me setting up the camera. Then I just pass it over to an entrusted person for pressing the button :)