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Thembie’s Fashion Style Portrait Photoshoot

Thembie’s Fashion Style Portrait Photoshoot

Thembie is beautiful young lady from Newcastle KZN that I recently had the pleasure of working with. She had wanted to shoot some fashion styled portraits, both to update her portfolio and also for personal use, she models part time. Together we figured out the style she was after and we discussed what she would be wearing. I also gave her some ideas of what to bring and what kinds of clothing works well. For this shoot we also decided to not use any makeup, this allowed her natural beauty to shine. I must say that Thembie has very good skin and I did not have much retouching to do.

 We had decided on a plain white background, so as to keep all of the attention on her. To start off the shoot, Thembie wore a beautiful full length evening gown. The turquoise colour, along with the intricate work on the bodice and the chiffon overlay, made for an outfit that not only photographed well, but also had lots of interesting things to look at. I absolutely loved how the flowy fabric looked on camera, and I knew we had got some great shots.

Ajay Lalbeharie Photography Full Length Fashion Portait

Ajay Lalbeharie Photography ull Length Fashion Portrait 2

 We then moved on to a more modern, city girl look. Her wardrobe comprised of a knee length black and white dress, partnered with a sleeveless chartreuse coloured top. Although I generally tell customers to stay away, as far as possible, from clothing with words or slogans on it. In this case it worked, primarily because it was small and repetitive, it thus looked more pattern-like and was not too much of a distraction. Thanks to Thembie’s height and lean body, we were able to choose more angular poses that worked well with her outfit.

Ajay Lalbeharie Photography Fashion Portrait

Ajay Lalbeharie Photography Full Length Fashion Portrait 3

 For the final set, Thembie had brought along a red dress cut above the knee. I shot a series of photos, including some close-up head shots, in an effort to give her more variety.

AJay Lalbeharie Fashion Portrait in Red Dress

Ajay Lalbeharie Photography Fashion Portrait Close-up

 All in all, it was very good day, we created some beautiful photos together. At the first reveal, Thembie was ecstatic with the photos, she absolutely loved the way they came out and it was exactly what she wanted. I’m very happy that she liked them so much, and I see myself working with her again in the future.

A fashion style portrait shoot is not only for models. It is available for any women wanting to experience a fashion style shoot, and also those wanting photographs for themselves that are fashion inspired.

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