I have photographed the beautiful Puerto Rican model Sharis Fajardo several times and she is always a joy to work with. I am always impressed with her sunny disposition and strong work ethic. She is a college student during the day, a waitress at night, and a professional belly dancer on the weekend. Not to mention she stars in the occasional locally produced movie and is seen on latin TV shows and magazines on a regular basis.
This day she was in the studio with several other models for some head and full length body shots. I wanted to create a mysterious look to go with her latin personality, so the lighting I used was a bit different than I had used in the past. Our primary source was a large beauty dish boomed up over her head, then various softboxes around her for fill. Sharis has such distinct features it is easy to get a great shot of her with proper lighting.