I met Renee last Summer in my Photography I class that I was teaching at Lenoir Community College. From a teacher’s perspective, she was/is the perfect student….loves to learn, turns work in on time, works hard and respects her classmates. Even outside of being the model student I just loved having Renee in my class. She has such a bright and warm personality and you can tell even without knowing a lot about her that she lives to serve God as well as others. Renee is an Interpreter for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as well as ministering to different groups through speaking engagements. She needed images that she could use for her website and promotional materials so I was happy to help! Renee is also an artist. Last year she started school at Barton College to work towards her Bachelor of Fine Arts. She concentrates in ceramics, but is skilled in other disciplines as well. She mentioned she wanted some creative portraits and of course the promotional portraits. I was thinking about working with multiple images much like I do with my fine art images. Some images are “stand alone” images that are strong enough to be presented by themselves and function by themselves, but other images work better to support each other. So, in my mind I thought about pairing images through diptychs and triptychs. I also use this method when I design wedding albums. There are some images whose shapes, lines, colors, textures and concept work well when displayed next to another image that shares similar properties. I usually don’t do a lot of sepia toning or split toning for portrait sessions because I have become more of a fan of classic black and white. However, for Renee, the warm tones just seem to fit the warmth of her personality. I had a great time on this shoot and worked on a more alternative approach for a few of the images by creating double exposures in post-production. I even broke out the lensbaby!