Friday, February 18, 2011

Portraits | Inspired by Audrey Hepburn

Ok, so, I realize I'm not the first photographer in the world to style a shoot after Audrey Hepburn. She's iconic, after all, and her look has made a tremendous impact on fashion and photography...and movies and Hollywood and culture as a whole. That kind of success and status is BOUND to be copied time and time again. But! When you have a friend who has, more than once, been told she resembles this famous actress, it's impossible to pass up an opportunity to play with that resemblance. (Especially since, lets face it, we all love Audrey!)

So, at the end of last summer (yes, it's taken me THIS long to catch up on personal photographic projects) Tara and I went to the house and property of some very dear family friends of her's. They had wonderful old cars they let us use, not to mention fabulous hats, coats and accessories that added wonderfully to the look. And, most of all, Tara herself has the positively stunning features and beautiful confidence in front of the camera that made the results of this shoot so gorgeous. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

These were the particular styles that primarily inspired this shoot:

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(I know there are a ton of photos - but it was so hard to choose favorites that I decided to share almost all of them with you. Hope you don't mind...)


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I love how Tara is so good at rocking the serious/model look AND natural smiles and laughter. :)

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It was so much fun to have a fabulous classic car as a prop!

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Just LOOK at her eyes! I can't even stand it. So big, so beautiful. It's one of the many reasons I love photographing her. They're so expressive and gorgeous.

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I love how dramatic she's willing to be for the camera. :)

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Again I say....those EYES! Just breathtaking.

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Tara is a wonderful pianist, so it was fun to grab a few shots inside with her playing the piano for a bit.

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And lastly, we had to throw in a couple zany shots specifically inspired by Audrey in "Funny Face".

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I absolutely love having such a dear friend in Tara and that so many of our times together involve tea, classic movies, vintage dresses and much laughter. It's a pretty winning combination, if you ask me. :)



12 comments:

  1. Great eyes...and great freckles!

    Nicely done, Tor. I like 'em.

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  2. Lovely, quite lovely. A very good representation of Audrey herself.

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  3. Wow... I can see why you needed to post nearly all of them. Those are amazing! Tara looks lovely, and the whole shoot looks like it was such fun.

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  4. Tori, these are *all* utterly amazing! So gorgeous....

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