environmental portrait photography, the candy girl

The Candy Girl

Environmental portrait for my senior show at West Virginia State University.

My models, Paryss and Zane, are brother and sister and live down the street from me. I am friends with their mother, Sidney, and father, Ryan.

Sidney posted a picture of Paryss’s halloween costume (the one she is wearing in this picture) and I thought it would be great for a photo outside of our local theater.

I wasn’t really sure what exactly I was going for with this picture. It was for a school project in my advanced photography class.

The teacher of the class, who was also my advisor, observed that it was a “Rockwellian-styled” image. In the style of Norman Rockwell.

I loved it! So that became the theme for my senior show, photography in the style of Norman Rockwell.