This was another early photoshoot I did while learning how to put together a posing sequence. Thank you for being my beautiful model, Patricia! The flower shot is still one of my favorite shots of you.
This was my first photoshoot as Persephone Studios way back in January 2017! This was also my very first photoshoot after studying under my mentor for half the year. I implemented a bunch of new techniques for these shots, including using enormous 4’x8’ reflectors to create a natural, dreamy lighting effect. We used only the sun filtering into my home studio for all of these shots.
I’m still so proud of these portraits and I’m very grateful for the time spent creating these. Thank you, Maria!
We even did some cute snaps inspired from some select Pinterest boards.
These artsy ones were inspired by ballet. I had this flower crown for years - it was perfect for these shots!
“Perhaps the mission of an artist is to interpret beauty to people - the beauty within themselves.”
- Langston Hughes
Contact the studio to learn more about booking your own shoot! Most shoots I do now take place outdoors so that we can take advantage of the beauty that is the California coast.
It was my birthday last Saturday! I love making it a tradition to take self portraits. I set up the tripod and the timer, and I make sure to get some photos of myself and some photos of me and my husband together. It’s fun.
I’m cross posting these photos here and from my other website, VictoriaSmyrniotis.com. Check out my work there if you haven’t already. I’m making an effort to take more personal photos of the everyday life. I get very caught up in client work and I lose track of keeping up with my own family photography. Check out my blog if you’re ever interested in seeing some new photos. :)
Remember this wonderful artist, Addi? I did a creative photoshoot with her back in November. Well, a few weeks ago I had the privilege of photographing her art studio!
Art Studio Tours are something that I'm really thrilled to be offering to local artists and entrepreneurs. The space we choose to surround ourselves with while we do the creative work is just as important as the work itself. It speaks volumes of who we are as artists and individuals.
I like to approach work spaces as though they themselves are portraits. With that in mind, I take care to photograph all the details to really celebrate and put to memory the space that we call our studio. I personally love looking back and remembering how I used to decorate my studio spaces because it definitely has a life of its own and it's constantly changing.
If you're a local artist wanting some beautiful portraits of your own studio, please feel free to get in touch! I would love to learn more about your art practice and your studio.