One vital skill I didn’t expect to develop so thoroughly as a photographer is the ability to read someone instantly upon meeting them and then tailor an entire session to not only their personal style, but their personality, the clothing they’ve brought, and any mobility needs or limitations they might have. It’s a process that makes sure each person’s session is tailored utterly to them, and photographs that are uniquely reflective of them.
For Ms. J’s session, we met at Seattle’s Gasworks Park near sunset. I gave her lots of guidance and pose suggestions that matched her fun, bright, confident and 80s-inspired aesthetic. Gasworks is such a fun location for photo sessions because it offers some urban grunge, a beautiful skyline view of Seattle, both flat areas and hills, and even some enfolding trees, if you know where to look.
Ms. J was up for a challenge, so I sent her up the largest hill for a silhouette shot. I asked her to channel the gallant confidence and showmanship of the Hamilton logo, and she delivered. At dusk, we also took some time to play with long exposures and LED lights for an entirely different feel.A few selections from this session are available as fine art prints at http://www.bodyliberationart.com.
Hi! I’m Lindley
I’m a professional photographer (she/her, pronounced LIN-lee) who celebrates the unique beauty of bodies that fall outside conventional “beauty” standards. I live outside Seattle, WA.
People come to me for:
- Body-safe portrait, boudoir and small business photography sessions
- Diverse stock photos
- Fat fine art photographs
- Health at Every Size (HAES)-aligned consulting, writing and editing
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