Fine Art of Women's Portraiture on Longboat Key | Samy

Fine Art of Women's Portraiture on Longboat Key | Samy

I’m fascinated with fine art of women’s portraiture.  I’ve been watching a fine art photographer, Jennifer Thoreson  (formerly Hudson), for a while now and I love how simple yet enticing her work is.  She inspired me to style this shoot. I met Samy on Facebook; she a sister of my dear photographer friend.  I knew instantly I wanted to photograph her the moment I saw her.  So I got in touch with Samy, and decided to style a shoot just for her.

I found this beautiful location on Longboat Key at one of my recent trips to Sarasota.  I’ve seen many beautiful beaches here, in Florida, yet none of them resonated with me as much as this one.  The scenery of all the driftwood all around the beach was exactly what I needed for this photoshoot.

Even though I didn't need too many props to create this shoot, the preparation and execution took a lot of time and effort.  For this photoshoot I decided to go with a piece of fabric rather than a big fluffy dress… well, cheesecloth, to be exact. ;)  I stained it with tea and used some safety pins to hold it together.  I got a tree branch and twisted it into a crown.

My talented makeup artist, Noell with Bella Ti Artistry, styled Samy’s hair and did her beautiful makeup.  I love working with her, she always amazes me with the outcome.  Here are some images from a session with Samy.  Enjoy!

Portrait of a girl sitting on the driftwood
A woman walking on the beach
Picture of a girl sitting on the driftwood on the beach
Wild and feminine girl on the beach
Exotic portrait of the woman on the driftwood
Forest nymph sitting on the beach
Water nymph on the beach
Fine art of women's portraiture on Longboat Key | Samy
Beautiful pictures of a woman wearing a headpiece
Forest nymph on the beach surrounded by driftwood
Gorgeous girl on the island
Proud woman on the beach
A girl in the shelter on the beach
A girl surrounded by nature
Gorgeous close up of a woman with flower head piece
Beautiful portrait of a woman on sandy beach by driftwood
Beautiful woman in Florida sunshine
Fierce woman looking straight into the camera