This was a different kind of personal session for us. We always have fun ideas, but sometimes need to find the right people to use for them. This was a fitness style session that Neal wanted to create. He had the perfect couple to use for this. So, yes we did reach out to the models. They really are involved in fitness and nutrition, so the idea was right up their alley.
The gym was on loan for the day (from our parents!!). They were headed out of town, so what better time to schedule! It worked out great with everyone's schedule too! Neal wanted this session to be very dramatic and artistic. We had the smoke machine ready to go. We really needed those light rays to be prominent and the rest of the image to be dark. We were hoping for a super sunny day. The sun was in and out of the clouds that day. To make the light rays happen how we needed, we placed a light outside the window. I did have a visit by the neighbors wondering what I was doing out there. That was a great story to tell! Meanwhile, Neal was pumping the smoke and contacting me through cell phone if lighting needed to be adjusted.
When I got back inside with everything, I could not believe how great this image looked in camera. We were able to create the exact vision that Neal wanted. These fitness models got some amazing images to use for their portfolios too! We can't wait to do something like this again!
Location: Neal Urban Studio Buffalo, NY.