Most professional photographers will shoot a test or two to make sure the camera and the strobes are speaking to each other the way we want them to. And even though you tell your portrait subject to relax and the test won’t count, sometimes you get magic anyway.
Like when Lauren looked into the lens. She has all the magic. She’s a beautiful young woman (yes, I’m biased but I do have an incredible family, of which she is a part) and the glow of impending motherhood totally agrees with her. Our maternity shoot time has many, many more keepers, but I wanted to show off the very first shot of the day of her. Simply magic.