Model Photography | Miranda

A fashion model session in Roseville CA

I had the opportunity last year to photograph Miranda, a lovely young lady from Gridley CA. She was asked to model a hi-low tutu dress from Little Ladybug Tutus. This shop makes the most adorable tutu dresses that are perfect for any special occasion.

I met Miranda a few months ago when she, along with her sister and a few other girls, participated in a model photoshoot for the July 4th issue of Petite Magnifique Magazine. I was contacted by Tabitha Kit from KIT International Talent Agency.

We met in Roseville CA just before sunset. I chose a park there so that none of us had to travel too far to do the session.

I loved that I was able to be more creative with the photographs with this session. Instead of focusing solely on Miranda, I was able to compose the images to show off the dress. Keeping in mind that this was a product shoot, I took many pictures of the beautiful details, such as the sequined skirt and flower detail near the neckline, the design of the dress, and the ribbon on the back. I also photographed Miranda at different angles and views.

For my portfolio purposes, I re-edited the below photos to add a little more mood to them. I imported the photos into Lightroom where I always start my photo processing. I added a light matte, fixed the white balance, and made the colors more vibrant. Then I exported them into Photoshop. There, I stylized them with an action from Jessica Drossin to bring down the shadows.

Child model wearing a black tutu dress from Little Ladybug Tutus seen from behind
Front view of black tutu dress from Little Ladybug Tutus modeled by Miranda Sanchez

Claire Toney is a Professional Sacramento Child Photographer. She lives with her husband, two children, and two dogs in Rancho Cordova CA. When she is not taking photos, she may be knitting another hat for her hat-obsessed daughter or binge watching her favorite TV series, Fringe.