Lifestyle portrait of blonde model in trendy hat posing in morning light

Lynnea is a former agency model in New York who recently returned to the Midwest. We connected early one morning to create some casual lifestyle portraits.

Lynnea not only showed up with much-appreciated coffee for her photographer – who had been stuck in slow-moving early-morning interstate traffic – she also brought along this awesome hat that we decided to incorporate into the session. We shot multiple looks that morning – I’ll share others in subsequent posts.

For these images with “The Hat” we wanted to create a casual urban vibe that included some gritty textures of the city. So we shot on a few downtown apartment door stoops, in a couple of alleys, and at times in the middle of the street.

For the photographers reading, these images were created with my favorite full-frame DSLR for portraiture. I used 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm lenses.

If you enjoy these photos, please comment, and watch for more future posts featuring photos with Lynnea. You’ll receive notification of new posts if you follow my Facebook Page, and I’d welcome your follow on Instagram, as well. Thanks for reading!

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