Alexis is another graduate we are highlighting in a publication and video. Photographing younger people should be easy because they are so used to the camera having been photographed millions of times by the time they are 18. However, I often find it tricky to get past their pose and into something real.
Alexis is pretty, poised and eloquent. I think I caught some of that in these two images but I kept looking for that extra spark. She was helpful and wanted to work with me but I just didn't quite find what I wanted. Maybe I'm being too picky.
My favorite of the two is the lower one. It felt a little more natural, plus when I saw her shirt I moved her over by that artwork which compliments the same type of pattern.
(as always, you can click on the images to see them larger)