Creative Portraits – Cornrows

Creative Portraits

Creative Portraits are a great way to express your unique individuality through makeup, wardrobe or a combination of both!

Jojo, a good friend and sometimes muse got the itch to shoot and always comes with an idea! This time she suggested doing something with cornrows. I did some research and found a bunch of inspiration including the following from Wikipedia:

“Cornrows are a traditional African style of hair grooming where the hair is braided very close to the scalp”
“Depictions of women with cornrows have been found in Stone Age paintings in the Tassili Plateau of the Sahara, and have been dated as far back as 3000 B.C.”
“This tradition of female styling in cornrows has remained popular throughout Africa.”

With this I had enough to envision what I wanted to use for lighting. Jojo enlisted friend Dee Styles to help with makeup and we met at my studio to shoot and captured another unique set using a 2 light setup.

We always strive to create something different when we do these stylized, creative portraits. The result is below after about 15-20 minutes to retouch each image in Photoshop.

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Windsor Portrait Photography by Windsor Portrait Photographer, Ray Akey

Ray Akey Photography is not your average Windsor portrait photographer. Each portrait session is treated with care and creativity. We offer one-of-a-kind photography in the Windsor area.

This is Windsor portrait photography at its best. Ray Akey Photography is a published photographer based in the Windsor west area. Offering portrait photography in Windsor and destinations worldwide, this portrait photography studio is a popular studio in the area and is located right here in Windsor west.

Creative. Unique. Attentive to detail. These are the words typically used to describe this Windsor portrait photographer.

Our Windsor clients are typically looking for artistic vision vs. snapshots, and that is what draws people to our Windsor photography studio.

Serving Windsor and Beyond, Ray Akey Photography offers portrait photography in the Windsor/Essex County area, including but not limited to, Windsor, LaSalle, Tecumseh and surrounding areas. In addition, we also offer destination photography services where desired.

If you aren’t looking for a Windsor portrait photographer, You might also consider us for your wedding, high school senior and all your family photography needs in the Windsor area.

We are located in Windsor west @ 3200-2 Sandwich street, Windsor ON. Please call or email us for more information or use our Contact Form.

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