One thing I love about my studio's location is the surrounding neighborhood. It would be easy to stay inside and just change lighting set ups, but outside my door are so many great shooting locations. The three shots I'm going to show you were all shot within 300 ft. of the studio, in a little alcove on a neighboring building.
The texture and color of the wall played really well with Steph's hair color and clothing selection. Because most of the colors are in that brown beige "wheel" it really brings attention to her blue eyes. They really pop out at you and draw your focus in to her face... where it should be.
This first image was my favorite shot from the day. The smile, the pose, the colors. I think it would make a glorious headshot. If I could make a "perfect world" improvement on the shot, I would retouch the 2 stray hairs on the left side of the image that just push into her smile. Easy fix. Maybe in the coming weeks I'll post some before and after photos to show just what's possible in post processing.
These next 2 images were Steph's final selections and have gone through final retouching. All these images are clickable to reveal a larger version. Would love to hear your feedback on these headshots.