I met Kristina a couple years ago through an unofficial church group. Since then, I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to photograph her. Two weeks ago, I got my opportunity. Unfortunately, our original shooting location fell through. However, we did find a suitable substitute that wasn’t too far from my original vision. We had such a good time and such an effective collaboration (Kristina is a fashion consultant) we’re planning to team up again sometime. Hopefully this time it won’t take two years!

These images were all shot very long, using a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L, with the exception of the third image, which was shot wide, using the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L. The images were captured with an f/stop between 2.8 and 3.5 to achieve the shallow depth of field. A gold reflector was used to create the warm highlights on her face. In post processing, these images received minor black point adjustments and subtle background enhancements. And, in the case of the third image, a boost in contrast.


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