In addition to portraits, I also support several local fashion bloggers. It really wasn't an area of photography that I sought out, but instead the opportunity presented itself to me and one thing led to another. I have found it so flattering how quickly someone has seen my work (or even seen me out at a shoot!) and wanted to book their own session.
Fashion is very different from portrait work. With portraits, the focus is almost always the face or, more specifically, the eyes. With fashion the focus is (obviously) the clothes.
Toward that end, it's fun to throw all my normal rules out the window for the bloggers to get their "it" shot. Crop a person's face from the lips down? Sure. A walking shot where the hair obscures the face? Fine. Looking down, away, up, whatever! Effortless and carefree are where it's at.
Check out Caroline's blog at www.themintmom.com
I am a high school senior portrait photographer in the SF east bay area.