Ekaterina - Bella Mentoring

Monday, September 16, 2013

A few favorites from my mentoring session with Mary Claire photographing Ekaterina. Mary Claire killed it with that head piece!

We discussed composition (framing in unexpected ways), hair light (how to find it), and pre-visualizing an image. I loooove teaching!

This last one is my favorite. Ekaterina naturally has dancer hands - meaning as she moves them she lets her wrist come down first like a dancer which gives her fingers a more delicate look. Crazy how much hands can change the feel of an image!

Tip: Always pay attention to a female's hands when photographing them. Sometimes before I even take a photo, I practice just hand movement with the person I am photographing. Not kidding! Try it :)


  1. The way her hand is posed does add such beauty and grace to the image! Thanks for sharing that tip. I hadn't thought of paying such close attention to the hands before.

  2. It looking so beautiful and amazing thanks for sharing

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  3. Love the connection in the third image and that headpiece is awesome!

  4. Your pictures are beautiful. I have been trying to surprise my daughter with a wedding photography in Brooklyn, NY. She would love something like this.



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