I found out earlier this year that a family friend is a manager at Leverage, an awesome management company that represents actors such as Leighton Meester and David Gallagher. We coordinated with each other and set up a shoot for one of their up and coming actresses, Natalie Floyd. Natalie has appeared in many shows including Pretty Little Liars, The Young and the Restless, and CSI: NY. Our target was to move away from the “traditional” headshot and focus more on getting natural, closeup portraits. According to the manager, those types of pictures are what they use the most for their clients. I decided to break up the shoot into two parts. The first part, we focused on getting a clean portrait with a light, summer-like mood. I really like how these turned out.
The second part, we added more edge and picked locations with more dramatic lighting for theatrical headshots.
Special thanks to Mary @ Leverage for setting this shoot up for me.
Natalie’s IMDB: Link