7x the Fun / by Amanda Liew

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During my portrait assignment, I did a really fun photoshoot with Kareli, and really loved being able to give her some beautiful pictures of herself! I thought all of that was done and over with, but her close group of friends actually asked me ever so nicely if I'd be willing to do a photoshoot with all of them! I had to first explain that I only had about 3 months of experience with this camera (I literally bought it back in November), but if they were okay with that risk, then sure why not? The more the merrier! It was definitely a different experience shooting a group this large! I felt the need to take a LOT more shots in case one person was blinking or someone else's hair flew in her face. It was also more difficult to find spaces for group shots where the background was consistent or the lighting was the same on everybody's faces. Also, with Kareli's individual portraits, I was able to do a wide aperture to blur out the background, but I often had to shoot the groups with a larger depth of field to counterbalance the distance. Luckily, it was a beautiful and sunny day, so the lighting wasn't impacted too much! I honestly had the best time shooting these girls.

Without further ado, I present these seven gorgeous ladies: Arielle, Steph, Vivian, Zuzanna, Brett, Kareli, and Ali

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And last, but not least, the most hilarious top model shot of the day. Too great!

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