Summer can be sweltering in the Midwest with all the of humidity we get. Sometimes, there is no other choice but do portraits on these hot and sweaty days. I recently travelled to Iowa to photograph Jylian for her senior portraits. We were stuck with one of these days. I think she rocked the whole shoot and you'd never know how hot and humid it really was. There were big summer storms rolling in the whole time and we were just trying to stay ahead of them as they got closer and closer. By the end, I could hear thunder and knew we were on borrowed time. We managed to all scramble back in the car, mission accomplished just as it starts pouring. It was an adventure for sure, and one I'm sure Jylian won't forget anytime soon.
I love that she incorporated her interests into her session, including her passion for books and travel. We found some great locations that blended well with her personality and the iconic Iowa landscape. Her session below is a mix of film and digital. The film is all Kodak Portra 400 and the digital is editing with Mastin Labs portra pack to blend right in with the film files.