Jessica Marshall | Fashion Photography

My dear friend Jessica seems to be having a bad day today, so I decided it would be a perfect time to post the photos from our most recent photoshoot.

Before I show these, I have a bit of a confession to make. I have a tendency to be a spur-of-the-moment shooter. Sometimes I wish that I could pre-visualize every little detail I capture, but often I just like the thrill of turning what I already see into something beautiful.

I got to Jessica’s house after telling her that we should go for a jog together before it got dark. There she was, in her leggings and bra, getting ready in her bedroom, and it hit me: she looked perfect. Her hair was tousled and her makeup was slightly smudgy, but everything fit the exact look that I wanted to achieve. Her room was just the right amount of messy, and golden light was shining through her southwest-facing window. Her film cameras were already lying there on her bed and desk, so all she did was pick them up and play with them while I took a few shots. Simple. Beautiful. Real.


After we took these fun shots, we did decide to go for our jog, (ok, maybe we did more walking than jogging, but it still counts as exercise, right?). When we returned, despite being somewhat sweaty, Jessica and I were still feeling rather inspired. Once she put on one particularly cute/interesting outfit, we knew that we had to try to take a few photos in her spare bedroom before it was too late. We spent a lot more time planning out these pictures, as well as the details, and it was a lot more challenging due to the a) extremely small space we had and b) limited lighting sources- these are lit with my Canon Speedlight 430ExII with my Gary Fong Lightsphere attachment.

3 thoughts on “Jessica Marshall | Fashion Photography

  1. Katy these are wonderful! I love the whole series, and Jessica is a beautiful subject. you should definitely do more shoots with her. I also am not one to previsualize my shoots. I am not sure if that is good or bad, but every subject just kind of dictates the direction we go.

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