Asbury Park is on quite a roll lately. I am down there more often than ever before. Leah asked me to give her a few different looks for her professional portfolio to be used for MMG Management. Salt Studios on Cookman Avenue was a perfect place to start since we needed a more controlled environment for the headshots and sleepwear. I also used a lens that I normally do not shoot with. The Canon 85mm f/1.8. I admittedly have a very hard time justifying anything other than my Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art for all around use, particularly for portraits and full lengths. But I knew the 85mm would come in handy particularly for the sleepwear shots. I wanted the intimate focal length and background compression that my 50mm wouldn’t be able to replicate.
The white dress portion of the shoot was done on the northern side of the boardwalk near Convention Hall. Less people and the backdrop could not have been brighter or more colorful. It’s always a great benefit when mother nature does most of the work for me.
We ate lunch at Hoagitos on the boardwalk. Can’t go wrong there for an affordable and delicious meal.
Special thanks to Andrea Hoch for introducing Leah to my work after they had an Adidas shoot together. A perfect example of this business. You never know where the next gig will lead you.