Okay, I've had a few days to catch up with the backlog. Time to add some more! We moved between inside and out. We tried a few different approaches to lighting, sometimes going for softness and sometimes for strength, occasionally allowing a little of the harshness of sunlight to come through, but always tempering it and sometimes staying out of it altogether. First three more studio shots:
Then outside under the trees. I didn't have to suggest the prop - this young writer always seems to have a book with her. Alyssa is a talented illustrator too, by the way.
Blue on blue, we're "supposed to" use contrasting background colors...but I like this. Of course what I especially like is the expression and the riveting eye contact. Made my day!