Emma is a talented and vivacious young woman who has taken classes at the Pittsburgh Glass Center for a number of years. Recently, I had the opportunity to work with her to capture some high school senior portraits, and what better way to show her love for the PGC than hold the session there?! Having photographed numerous events there, I had a bunch of places in mind to use, including working with some of the displayed artwork. We used stained glass mosaics by local artist Daviea Davis, as well as Therman Statom‘s Indagare exhibition. Of course, most of Emma’s work involves the Hot Shop, so we had to make sure to get in there for some shots, too. Her flowing red dress perfectly suited her free spirit as well as the Hot Shop, in which artists are in constant motion.
We both had a lot of fun during this portrait session! It was truly a testament to the fact that great photography happens when a subject is in a place that they love, is open-minded and enthusiastic about trying new ideas, and the photographer is equally as inspired in the space.