Portrait photography has long been a favorite.
While at Mary Elizabeth Photography, I specialize on baby, maternity and engagement photo sessions, I am always eager to dive into the lives of all manner of ages and lifestyles. The art of photography presents a unique opportunity to explore a wide variety of stories. Regardless of the subject, each job is unique and requires me to delve into the circumstances of person’s habits and ideals to accurately tell their story through visual representation.
To successfully paint the portrait of someone, I first have to attempt to understand what makes them tick. This month I had the pleasure of getting to know the fabulous instructors at Pure Pilates in Laguna Niguel and Ladera Ranch. Portrait photography is so much more intricate than snapping a red button.
My Subjects The lovely instructors at Pure Pilates
To accurately tell the story of a person, I first delve into their personality and major projects. Few jobs have been so delightful and engaging as this recent one with the ladies of Pure Pilates, largely because I had the rare opportunity to spend quality time with a group of warm, intriguing professional women. These are the kind of women who remind me what it means to follow your ideals and do what you love. They combine knowledge of body with refinement of spirit, and I am lucky to have spent significant time in their presence.
It was important to meet with each of these ladies in their element, which took me to five locations in the greater Orange County area including but not limited to Corona del Mar, Laguna Niguel and Coto de Caza. Being a Laguna Niguel photographer, does not mean being limited to city borders. Few people realize the essential elements for an effective photography session include personable curiosity and willingness to travel. I embrace the opportunity to exercise both skills and could not be more delighted with the shots I was able to capture for the inspiring women at Pure Pilates. Check out the final photos of the instructors here and sign up for a class in order to spend some time with ladies who are good for the mind and body.