portraits

Lee Family Photo Shoot by Mark Soriano

I really had a blast photographing the Lee family! We did the shoot at their house in Baltimore, MD on a chilly Sunday afternoon. Even though it was pretty cold, I knew I wanted to take advantage of the overcast day providing nice and even light all around, and they wanted a few outdoor shots.

After finishing the outdoor shots, we went inside for the rest of the session. We set up a couch against one of their back walls. During our shoot, the Ravens were 15 minutes away playing the Eagles at M&T Bank Stadium. As I was setting up my lighting, the Lees being avid Raven fans were getting into the game as it played on TV. I took this opportunity to take some natural shots of the family in their element.

As the game ended, we continued our shoot with a few poses. I was able to catch a great moment when asking the boys to kiss their mom on the cheek!  I was so happy that I was able to give this family pictures that they can cherish forever and share with their loved ones.

Happy New Year everyone! I look forward to shooting much more in 2017!

Bianca and Dave's Maternity Shoot by Mark Soriano

My friends Bianca and Dave are due to have their first baby in a couple months and they wanted me to take some pictures and I was very excited when they asked me. We did the shoot at our friends' house in Virginia. 

While Bianca was putting on her outfit, I decided to have a little fun with Dave and teach him how to create a nice jawline for portraits a la Peter Hurley. He could've had his forehead down and out a bit more haha. It started the shoot off with a fun vibe and many jokes came from that for the rest of the day!

My thought process was to get wide, medium, and close shots and that's pretty much my goals for every shoot whether it be portraits, events, or any situation. From what Bianca told me, she just wanted some "chill shots" so I was thinking mainly natural light and maybe throwing in some shots with a speed light to give them some variation. 

We also wanted to go outside for some outdoor portraits, but unfortunately it was really cold that day.

Then I setup my FL-600R off camera, shooting through a 43 in Westcott Umbrella for these next shots. During this set of photos I really wanted to show their personality and both Dave and Bianca are hilarious. No matter the topic they will have you laughing.

To finish off our shoot, we decided to get a bit more creative and festive giving the holiday season we are in. With some Christmas lights we wrapped it around Bianca's belly and created some cool shots in my opinion.

Congrats Bianca and Dave! Can't wait to meet the little one :)