I photographed some headshots/portraits at Orlando’s Lake Eola a while ago for a young mother who is getting into professional modeling. Mariela was an amazing model! She followed directions well and had a great range of expressions. She is the owner of Styling by Mariela,so I was super excited to work with her because I knew she and her hair would look fabulous – which is always number one on MY “perfect client” wish list, and I wish I could make it a requirement: PLEASE HAVE FABULOUS HAIR. And if you don’t have great hair (like me, waaaah) then get someone awesome like Mariela to style it for your photoshoot! Hehehe
I love that we didn’t even make a full circle around Lake Eola in downtown Orlando, yet we found all these amazing nooks and crannies to photograph in. Also, I used my “plastic fantastic” 50mm lens for pretty much the whole session (after receiving some weird looks from strangers while wielding my hefty 70-200) and loved the results, especially with close ups. Such dreamy backgrounds!
In true Florida fashion, it rained for a good 10 minutes half way through our shoot. Luckily, in true Orlando fashion, we also got that amazing yellow/green sunlight that comes after every rain, and were able to take some incredible portraits like this one. Thank you Mariela for being awesome, I hope to be able to work with you again sometime soon!