Since beginning our Live-Share Event photography, the goal has always been to combine the instant gratification of a photo booth service with high-quality, creative, event photography. The shoot we did last night, at a Sweet 16, exemplified this concept perfectly! Using a much more edgy & "fashion" style lighting setup we were able to create a series of really unique images of the event guests many of which, look like anything but a "photo booth".
Leading up to this shot, one of our feathered prop fans broke and I thought it might make for a really cool picture so I pulled the feathers off of our broken fan, gave each of the girls a handful of feathers, coached them as to how close I wanted them to be in relation to themselves and the lights, said, "go" and snapped away as they laughed and threw feathers around.
A simple concept, but it made for a really fun and candid image that was well lit and well composed. A few minutes after this picture was taken, the girls were printing 4x6" copies, emailing it to friends, and sharing it on their facebook accounts.