April, 2016 was a great month, no fooling! I had the pleasure of working with a new client. Her name is Alison Kinney. Recently, with her online business doing well, she made the leap and opened her own beautiful showroom to display her great finds. Alison, the owner of AWK Design Antiques, located in Stamford, Connecticut contacted me to inquire about doing a photo shoot. The shoot was to include portraits of her two adorable bull terriers, interior photos of her showroom, as well as portraits of herself. When it came time for the photo shoot, I was incredibly excited knowing this shoot would be a lot of fun. What's better than dogs and cool furniture? (As long as the dogs are all house trained.) By far my favorite images are the portraits of Alison. Using one Canon Speedlite and Alison's studio space where she does her own photographing of furniture to be sold online, I was able to create high low key images. With these images I broke the rules a bit doing a nontraditional lighting setup. In doing this, the result was a more visually desirable set of photos with a bit more contrast than the typical high key image. Working with Alison was such an awesome experience. Her showroom features a wide variety of one of a kind antique pieces from designers such as Harvey Probber, Vladimir Kagan, and Ralph Lauren. I am looking forward to working with her again on other projects in the future.