Image is everything. That statement set the tone for a portrait session with Lyricallashea. Lyric is a Boise rapper who wanted some portfolio images. When we began talking about her session, Lyric had some ideas for her look and it was my job to photograph her. We had a total of 4 varied looks ranging from a series of playful images all the way to some contemporary glamour portraits.
With a bright red blazer, high heel boots and bustier, Lyric created a sexy, business look. The series began with some conventional portraits that could be used with marketing materials showing her personal style.
As the session progressed we added a louvered room divider that matched the color of the blazer. It created some additional texture and depth to the images and gave some great variety to her series.
Next, Lyric broke out this fantastic outfit that reminded me of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” video. She quickly got into character and in no time, we had a series that shows her as the artist musician that she is.
We even tried something with attitude, minus the hat.
We finished up with a series of images in the bustier and skirt. This series really highlighted Lyric’s beautifully braided hair. The poses were fun and sexy and even featured a stole that I had in my closet.
Lyric knew what she wanted from her images and that helped to be able to create the finished look that we got from her session. While it's not unusual for session planning to take a few weeks, it still comes down to having fun during the session. With Lyric, a bout of the giggles midway through the session let me know that this session accomplished that, and more.