Concept senior portraits are always a blast to work on, and shooting with JoAnna, an Oregon City High School Senior, gave us a chance to do just that. When she first contacted us, she knew immediately that she wanted to shoot a modern gothic portrait for part of her session, so we brought in makeup artist and hair stylist Abibat Durosimi to provide the styling for a fresh look, and a conceptual one.
We ventured into industrial areas of Portland for her first look, and found a fantastic weathered vintage car to work with.
Some of the nearby buildings also made a great backdrop for headshots and yearbook photos.
We also incorporated some nearby graffiti and signs, to add a playful twist to her portraits.
When it came time to do makeup and hair for JoAnna’s second look, I knew we were in for a fun second look when Abibat asked, “do you want to be transformed?” and JoAnna’s answer was an enthusiastic Yes! After her wild makeup was applied and every hair was in place, we ventured up to Cathedral Park in St. Johns for some night portraits.
JoAnna brought her own outfit and selection of shoes to complete the look, with bold blues and blacks.
We also captured some modern headshots, to highlight Abibat’s awesome styling for the concept portrait.