Photographing My First CELEBRITY Portrait

May is kind of a big month in Louisville. We host this big race called the Kentucky Derby. We have a ton of famous faces and important people come to town for a huge two-week party that leads up to our city's biggest celebration, a two-minute horse race. It's a day for great spring fashion, lots of bourbon, and some really awesome events. A few weeks before the city hosted a huge fashion show for the derby and the celebrity judge was "Say Yes to the Dress" host Monte Durham. See the behind the scenes here: https://youtu.be/mLXsolsRq7A

Shot on Sony A7II with Sony 55mm f/1.8 and lite with a Phottix Indra500 Strobe

I've never photographed a national celebrity, I've photographed a couple well-known locals but no one nationally recognized. I was a little nervous but Monte was one of the most approachable and friendly faces I've photographed. All these images were shot for Tops Louisville magazine. Read the article here: Derby Recap.

Shot on Sony A7II with Sony 55mm f/1.8 and lite with a Phottix Indra500 Strobe